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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 200 popular magazine titles are available in digital issues through Zinio.


magazine coversPatrons can enjoy magazines both in print or online through Zinio, which provides users with digital copies of popular magazines. More than 200 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 Zinio. We added new titles this year, including HGTV Magazine, food magazines Cook's Illustrated and Bon Appetit, fashion magazines Glamour, SELF, Vogue, and GQ, Vanity Fair, The AtlanticWired, FamilyFun, and Conde Nast Traveler.

Across the Old Colony Library Network, the ten most popular online magazines so far in 2015 are:

  1. OK! Magazine
  2. Star Magazine
  3. The Economist
  4. The New Yorker
  5. National Enquirer
  6. O, the Oprah Magazine
  7. Good Housekeeping
  8. Newsweek
  9. Prevention
  10. Cosmopolitan

Learn more about this great way to read current and back issues of many of the hottest magazines with these Zinio 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.

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.


Patron reading a newspaperThe 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 (Chinese language)
  • Quincy Sun (12 months)

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 are available for public use in the Main Library Reference area. Copies are 15¢ per page.

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