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We subscribe to more than 250 print periodicals and hold back issues for 150 additional titles. Many full-text magazine and newspaper articles are available online from our databases, and more than 75 popular magazine titles are available digitally through RBdigital (formerly known as Zinio).


magazine coversPatrons can enjoy magazines both in print or online through RBdigital, which provides users with digital copies of popular magazines. More than 75 magazines are available to download right now.

We have magazines for adults as well as children and teens available in print, online, and occasionally both. There are also many single or back issues of popular magazines that can be accessed through RBdigital. 

The most popular online magazines are:

Learn more about this great way to read current and back issues of many of the hottest magazines with these Quick Start Guides & Apps

Physical 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 email or call 617-376-1316.


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

  • Patriot Ledger
  • Boston Globe
  • Boston Herald
  • New York Times
  • USA Today
  • Wall Street Journal
  • World Journal (Shih Chieh Jih Pao)
  • Quincy Sun (previous year and current year)

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), email, or call 617-376-1316.

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 and one digital microfilm reader are available for public use in the Main Library reference area. Copies are 15¢ per page. Learn more about the digital microfilm reader in this video:

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