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

Digital Magazines

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More than 3,000 magazines noe available through OverDrive! 

Search and download full issues of magazines through The OverDrive "Digital Catalog" or libbyapp.com on your computer or the Libby or OverDrive app on your phone or tablet


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OverDrive is provided by the Old Colony Library Network
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Newspaper Archives

Detailed Instructions for nytimes.com access

Access to archived stories from The Boston Globe, The New York Times and to other regional and national newspapers through Gale OneFile News is provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Massachusetts Library System, using funds from the State of Massachusetts and from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (part of the National Endowment for the Humanities)
Access to archived local stories from The Quincy Patriot Ledger, The Brockton Enterprise, the many other newspapers archived through The Boston Metro Collection, and regional and national stories through America's News from NewsBank is provided through the Old Colony Library Network
Access to The NYTimes.com site and The Wall Street Journal Online is provided by the Town of Canton  

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.