Switzerland Free Online Historical Newspapers

In 2014, this website began to curate links to free online newspapers in the United States. The initial publication listed about 10,000 titles. A few years later, digitized and free Canadian newspaper collection links were curated and published. Today, between the two countries there are over 47,500 historical newspaper titles that are listed. The common denominator is that they are free to search and/or browse online.

This brings us to Europe. There are 44 countries in Europe. I suspect that we will not be able to find free titles in all the countries, but that is our goal.

Each country’s page will list nationwide titles, titles from other collections, and individual titles that are free to search and browse. Many countries have titles from other countries in their national libraries. They will be listed on the page of the collection that holds that title.


Nationwide Collections

Swiss National Library – e-newspaperarchives.ch

Other Collections

Le Temps

  • Gazette de Lausanne,  1798-1991
  • Journal de Genève, 1826-1998
  • Le Nouveau Quotidien, 1991-1998

Société Neuchâteloise de Presse

Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek

Biblioteca cantonale di Lugano Archivio digitale Sbt

  • Azione, 1938-2019
  • Bollettino storico della Svizzera italiana,  1879-2016
  • Eco di Locarno, 1935-1983
  • Gazzetta Ticinese,  1821-1996
  • Giornale del Popolo,  1926-2018
  • Illustrazione Ticinese,  1931-2018
  • L’azione,  1906-1911
  • Libera Stampa,  1913-1993
  • Popolo e Libertà,  1901-2011
  • Voce di Blenio,  1970-2013

Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire – Lausanne

  • 24 Heures (1762–2001)
  • L’Estaffette (1862–1895)
  • Gazettes Suisses du 18e s. (1732–1800)
  • Journal helvétique (1738–1782)
  • Journaux satiriques vaudois (1831–1993)
  • Lausanne-Plaisirs (1911–1928)
  • Le Matin (1892–2001)
  • Le Messager boiteux de Berne et Vevey (1741–1798)
  • Nouvelliste vaudois (1822–1914)

ReroDoc Digital Library Newspapers

Miscellaneous Titles

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

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