Online Magazines

Read popular magazines - ranging from Audubon to Yoga - on tablet or smartphone with RB Digital Magazines.

Set up an account online before downloading and logging into app.


Many full-text articles from current and back-issues of thousands of consumer and professional  magazines and journals - ranging from the Atlantic Monthly to the Zoning and Planning Law Report - are available in our online databases.


If you have a specific magazine or journal in mind and would like to check if it is available to you in full-text, click on the "PUBLICATION SEARCH" tab in the General OneFile periodical database and check the box to limit "to publications with full text".
These databases are funded in cooperation with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Massachusetts Library System.

Magazines in Print
Currently, we keep one year of back issues of most magazines. Patrons may check out all but the most current issue of magazines in our adult collection. All issues of magazines in our young adult and children's collections are available for check out.

To discover what magazines we hold, you can search by journal title in our catalog

Consumer Reports
is available online to users with a Northborough Library card.

Financial Periodicals

The library also carries the following financial/investment periodicals. 
They do not circulate but may be used within the library:
Value Line Investment Survey - Regular Edition
Value Line Investment Survey - Small and Midcap Edition

Morningstar is available online.  Please contact a librarian for assistance when loging in from home.


Online Newspapers
Many full-text newspaper articles are available in our online databases, including:

The Boston Globe (1980 - current)
The Boston Herald (1991 - current)
The MetroWest Daily News (2005-current)
The New York Times (1980 - current)
The Worcester Telegram and Gazette (1989 - current)

You can access these and many more local newspapers both from home
and within the library:

Daily Newspapers
We keep 9 back issues of these newspapers:

Boston Globe
Boston Herald
Metrowest Daily News
Wall Street Journal
Worcester Telegram and Gazette

Weekly/monthly newspapers
We keep about 9 back issues of these newspapers:

Boston Business Journal
Community Advocate
New York Times – SUNDAY ONLY
Northborough-Southborough Villager
Worcester Business Journal