About Us

The Deutsches Zeitungsportal (German Newspaper Portal) makes it possible to have free access to digitised historical newspapers from German cultural and scientific institutions. It is a sub-portal of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (German Digital Library) and bundles newspaper holdings and collections together and makes them visible and accessible online free of charge. In the Deutsches Zeitungsportal, users can access newspaper content via a full-text search or find newspapers via title, place of publication or publication date.

Like the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek, the Deutsches Zeitungsportal also brings holdings and collections – in this case historical newspapers – from different institutions together in one portal. The added value is to make it possible to have central access to newspapers which are stored in many different cultural institutions and in various locations throughout Germany. Users no longer have to click through a large number of catalogues and portals but, via the Deutsches Zeitungsportal, they can search through the newspaper holdings of various institutions quickly and easily at the same time.

The Deutsches Zeitungsportal was launched in October 2021 with 247 newspapers, 591,837 newspaper issues and a total of 4,464,846 newspaper pages from nine libraries. The offerings are being continually expanded and, in the long run, should comprise all digitised historical newspapers which are stored in German cultural and scientific institutions.

The Deutsches Zeitungsportal is being set up by four project partners: the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (German National Library – project leader); the SLUB Dresden – Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats und Universitätsbibliothek (Saxon State and University Library Dresden); the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Berlin State Library – Prussian Cultural Heritage) and the FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz-Institut für Informationsinfrastruktur (Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure). The set-up of the Deutsches Zeitungsportal is financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG – German Research Foundation) as well as by the four project partners. When the set-up has been completed, the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek will take over the responsibility for financing, operating and further developing the portal.

The Deutsches Zeitungsportal is free of charge for users, and likewise for cultural and scientific institutions that wish to participate in the Deutsches Zeitungsportal with their newspaper holdings.

You can find more information here.

Funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft