View and search UK content from the web using the Legal deposit UK Web Archive access tool available at the National Library of Scotland.
Content which the UK's legal deposit libraries can harvest via the UK Web domain crawl includes millions of sites from the '.uk' domain and a great many from other UK-based domans, such as '.scot' or '.london'.
Who has access?
Please note: When a website or resource is being viewed via the tool, access is locked to one user within the system.
Where a website owner has granted permission to the Library, access is available to the public through the open UK Web Archive site. Sites collected between 2011 and 2013 are also held at Archive-It. Most sites, however, will only be available through the access tool.
Searching archived websites
Full text search is available for archived websites.
- To find an archived website, search for the site address and open the website or page from the results list
- Once the archived page has loaded, you can edit the address bar at the top of the page to search within the captured site
- The information bar at the top of the page lets you search by date of capture, or you can click the arrows to browse through captures chronologically.
Conditions of use
Most of the websites in the UK Web Archive are subject to copyright.
You must read and accept the copyright and intellectual property conditions before you can use the web access tool. These conditions include advice on printing copies of archived web pages.