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Newspaper Archives

  • Newspaper Archive

    A newspaper archive is a treasure house for the curious enquirer and the serious researcher. Whether your search is for a report of the 1950 All-Ireland senior football final, for reaction in the local press to the Easter Rising or merely a curious impulse to see what was newsworthy on the day of your birth, our extensive newspaper archive of microfilm and bound volumes will, we are confident, fulfil your needs.

    The Cork County Library Newspaper Archive is located at our HQ's Reference Department at County Library HQ, Carrigrohane Road, Cork. The bulk of the collection is stored on microfilm. To access items held on microfilm, it is advisable to pre-book a microfilm reader. Bookings can be made well in advance of an anticipated visit. It is advisable not to postpone booking of a machine until the last minute, as this can result in disappointment.

    If you anticipate the need to make copies of newspaper extracts, the availability of a microfilm reader with printer facilities should be requested when booking. There is no charge for the use of microfilm readers, but charges for photocopies from microfilm are 20c for A4 copies and 25c for A3 copies.

    Newspapers held in bound volumes may be consulted on the premises, without prior appointment. For conservation reasons and because of the physical difficulty of handling large bound volumes, we regret that photocopies may not be made from bound volumes. For a list of the newspaper titles held in our Newspaper Archive, click here

Contact us

  • County Library HQ,
    Carrigrohane Road,

    Telephone: 021 4546499.

    Opening hours: 9am-5:30pm, Monday to Friday. Closed on Mondays of Bank Holiday weekends.

Cork County Library & Arts Service, County Library Building, Carrigrohane Road, Cork.
Phone: 021-4546499 - Email