BT Digital Archives

BT Digital Archives is a searchable digital collection of photographs, reports and items of correspondence preserved by BT since 1846. The archive was created by BT in collaboration with Coventry University and The National Archives during a project funded by JISC. The online archive is freely available to the public under a Creative Commons licence to encourage sharing and the use of the material in school curricula and for research.

You can also register with the archive as a general or academic user to have access to further features. These include searching the OCR digital content of scanned documents, creating and storing research lists, adding comments and tags to content, and downloading large images. See BT Digital Archives Registration for more information.


Access is available directly from this page by connecting to the BT Digital Archives website - you'll be prompted to log in to MUSE as necessary.


If you experience any difficulties in using this eResource please call us on extension 27200 or email