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Patron reading a newspaperWe subscribe to over 250 periodicals and hold back issues for 150 additional titles. Many full-text magazine and newspaper articles are available online from our databases.


The library subscribes to the following daily and weekly newspapers, and keeps back issues for 3 months (unless otherwise noted):

Quincy Sun
Online Access Sept. 1968 - Dec. 2011

We can search any name or keyword across every issue of the Sun published between September 1968 to 2012, and find a digital image of the page where the information was published. Microfilm and hard copies of the paper (2012-present) are also available. Need us to do a search for you? Stop by the Main Library reference desk (top floor), call 617-376-1316 or email

Back Issues on Microfilm

The full range of Quincy's local newspaper, the Patriot Ledger (1837 - present) is available on microfilm. Also available is The New York Times (1851 - 2010) and the Boston Globe (1971 - 2010). Two microfilm readers are available for public use in the Main Library Reference area. Copies are 15¢ per page.




In 2013 63,905 copies of magazines were downloaded by 4,529 library patrons in the Old Colony Library Network. Were you one of them? Find out what all the buzz is about. More than 100 titles are available to download right now. The newest titles include Billboard Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Guitar Player, Inked, TAPS The Beer Magazine, Town & Country, Transworld Ride BMXUtne Reader, VegNewsXXL and many more. Across the Old Colony Library Network, the most popular online magazines in 2013 were:

  1. Us Weekly
  2. Newsweek
  3. National Geographic
  4. OK! Magazine
  5. Economist
  6. Cosmopolitan
  7. Martha Stewart Living
  8. Food Network Magazine
  9. Rolling Stone
  10. O, the Oprah Magazine

Find out more about this great way to read current and back issues of many of the hottest magazines.
*New to Zinio? Check out these Quick Start Guides & Apps. When using Zinio on your desktop computer, you will need to switch back to the “Return to Library Collection” tab or window on your browser to download more titles.

In Print

We subscribe to a variety of magazines with titles ranging from American Scholar to Glamour to Model Railroader. Find out what magazines we have in print by searching our online catalog for specific titles, or by browsing the .pdf lists below:

Currently Received Magazines by Subject
Currently Received Magazines for Adults, Alphabetical by Title
Currently Received Magazines for Children & Teens, Alphabetical by Title

Magazines are kept in the Main Library Richardson building. If you are looking for back or current issues of any magazine, or for full-text articles online, please send email or call 617-376-1316.

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