Newspapers & Magazines (aka periodicals, journals and scholarly  communications)

Digital Magazines


RBdigital_logoRBdigital Magazines is the source for digital magazines in the Old Colony Library Network.

RBdigital is the updated version of Zinio for Libraries, so if you have Zinio or the Zinio app already you'll need to update in order to keep the content you've already downloaded!

If you want to start reading magazines for free on your computer or web enabled device: 
Create an Account at the RBdigital Magazines page or view our detailed instructions

To get RBdigital Magazines on your mobile device:
Download the RBdigital Magazines app for iPhone or iPad from the Apple Appstore
Download the RBdigital Magazines app for Android from the Google Play Store
Read this page to see if your Kindle Fire tablet is compatible with RBdigital Magazines

RBdigital is provided by the Old Colony Library Network
Go to Zinio

Newspaper Archives

Detailed Instructions for nytimes.com access

Access to nytimes.com and NewsBank is provided by the Old Colony Library Network

Scholarly Article & General Periodical Resources

Newspapers and Magazines in Print


The Library subscribes to over 100 popular magazines and several local, regional, and national newspapers, located in the Periodicals Room on the Washington St. side of the building. Business journals and news publications are located in the Business Section of the Reference Room.

See our complete list of Subscriptions 

Newspapers and Magazines on Microfilm


A microfilm machine is available in the Reference Room available in the Reference room. Print, scan to file, and save images to  flash drive or email. There is no charge for this service but staff should be consulted before using the equipment.  Available microfilm includes the Canton Citizen, Canton Journal, some Canton vital records, back issues of some magazines etc. You may bring in your own microfilm to view and print.  We can locate local obituaries for you if you can provide an approximate date.