Look back on the monumental events that have shaped our lives over the last decade,
as they were reported - that day.

Library Edition

  • Gain access to over 13 years of digital newspaper replicas
  • High quality, searchable digital newspaper experience
  • Analyse stories from a live record of history delivered by a trusted newspaper of record
  • Easy to log in
  • Now easier to activate an account

The Library Edition is the most extensive digital archive of true to print digital copies of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers from 2006.

With its refined search capabilities, Library Edition is the perfect research tool for schools and universities, public libraries, businesses and anyone who wants a comprehensive view of the news that has shaped our world over the last dozen years.

Easy to use features

Our intuitive interface has been designed to deliver what you are looking for - fast.

True-To-Print Newspaper Replica

This collection enables users to find articles, photographs, advertisements, classified or cartoons just as they were printed.

Access On Any Device

Issues can be viewed on computer or tablet on a standard web browser without the need for plugins.

Article View

Control the way you see an article. Zoom in, zoom out, remove photos, it’s all up to you.

Print a Hard Copy of an Article

Easily print any article

Share the Article

Send any article via email

There are three ways to access Library Edition:

Login here

Simply login directly via this website.
The login is located on the top right.

Integrate into your portal

No need to login!
We can provide you with a direct link you can embed into your portal.


Our team can provide IP Whitelisting with auto login for users.

Browse through over 13 years of digital newspaper achives

Subscription Options

Subscribe to the most popular digital newspaper replica archive in Australia and get 12 months online access to the full online newspaper archive from 2006 onwards. Read, search, save and share high quality articles, photographs and ads just as they appeared in the printed version of the paper.

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  • For Businesses, Universities and Libraries
  • per year

All prices are in AUD and are GST inclusive.

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  • Explore a 7 day sample of both
    The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald

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Frequently Asked Questions
What content is available?

The Age Library edition contains all the newspaper content published from Monday to Sunday from 2006 onwards. The Sydney Morning Herald Library Edition contains all the newspaper content published from Monday to Saturday from 2006 onwards. The Sun-Herald is available from Sunday 6 February 2011 onwards. The content is updated regularly. Please note that 2006 content is limited to only News, Business and Sport sections.

What access do I get with my subscription?

Online access to the full digital newspaper archive from 2006 onwards starting from the time your payment has been processed. The online archive contains all editorial and photographic material that appeared in the printed version of the paper. This includes all the sections, all the news, all the sport and all the regular features. Fairfax reserves the right to omit material from the online edition in the event of possible legal liability.

What subscription plans are available?

A 12 month subscription is available for 3 types of licences: 1) Single User, 2) 5 Concurrent Users, and 3) 25 Concurrent Users. To read our Terms of Use Click here. For more information contact us on

How do I access my subscription?

For 12 month subscriptions, submit the order form. Once your order form has been received by us, a Tax Invoice will be sent to you. As soon as payment is received and processed, your access will be activated and you will be notified and sent a user name and password.

How do I read the articles?

To read an article, click on it and the page automatically zooms in to enable full readability. There are two ways to read an article. One is via Article View where you will see an image of the article in context as it is was printed. This option automatically occurs when clicking once into the article or by selecting 'Image' in the top right hand corner of the screen. Articles can be zoomed in for increased readability. The other way to view an article is in Text view. Text view allows you to see the article as pure text. This option automatically occurs when double clicking into the article or by selecting 'Text' in the top right hand corner of the screen.

Is it possible to set up an automatic login (for libraries)?

If your library requires an automatic login, a custom link with your Username and Password and /or online form will be generated for you. This direct access link can be embedded behind a secure wall (ie: password protected page) to your website, portal or intranet. Alternatively you can be automatically authenticated by your network IP address. Ask your Network Administrator for your external IP address and provide it to us on the orderform. Please note that some libraries connect to the internet via a shared education network proxy server. This makes it impossible to uniquely identify your local school network and unfortunately in this case an automatic login function cannot be set up.

Is remote user access allowed?

Yes, it is allowed but you will need to speak to your IT Department in order to organise a remote user access.

Can I print the Library Edition pages and articles?

Yes, simply double click into the article and select the printer icon in the top left hand side of the screen.

Can I republish an article in a book / newsletter / website / etc?

The Library Edition is strictly intended for personal use. To seek permission to republish please contact Fairfax Syndication by clicking here.

Can I use a photograph in a book / newsletter / website / etc?

Not without permission. Please note that not Fairfax do not own the copyright to all photos that appear in The Age and the SMH. Email by clicking here with a description of the image and details of the publication date and page number.

Can I sell the material from the online edition?

No. All material published is subject to the copyright laws of Australia and cannot be used or sold without the written permission of Fairfax.

Can I purchase a print of a photo that appeared in the paper?

Please email or visit us by clicking here.