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Magazines & Newspapers

Browse over 550 printed magazine titles, over 3,000 digital magazines, and over 20 different national and local newspapers throughout our nine locations.

Mansfield News Journal

Access digital copies of all issues of the Mansfield News Journal and other Midwest newspapers from 1891 to the present. Search here.

Hint: When you open the site, it is not immediately apparent that the Mansfield News Journal is included. You can enter the title in the search bar, or for easier access, limit the search to “Publications “and then search for Mansfield News Journal. 

Richland Source is now a membership accessible, independent, local news outlet. There is a free level that provides limited access to the information on the website however, there are additional tiers of news that can only be reached with a paid subscription. 

As a Community Partner of the Library and thanks to Source Brand Solutions commitment to providing news to everyone, they have generously provided free access to the entire website for guests within our nine branch locations. This is only available in-library and with the use of MRCPL free wifi. 

In-library access details: Ensure you are using the library’s WiFi connection then click the button below.

Newspaper Index

Searching for a local newspaper article, or obituary? Try searching the Newspaper Index. You’ll find a citation which will contain the name of the paper, page number and date. For a copy of a complete article cited in the index, call the Sherman Room 419.521.3115 or email:

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Digital Magazines

Thousands of digital magazines are available through the Libby app by OverDrive.  The magazines have no wait times, no holds, and no late fees! Explore all of the options available on the Libby app or view the list online.

The New York Times Digitally with Special Editions

New York Times (In Library Edition)
1. Visit using any device. Ensure you are using the library’s WiFi connection.

New York Times
(Outside Library Edition-24/7 access)
1. Click here to redeem a 24-hour access code.
2. Your code will auto-populate. Click redeem.
3. You will need to either register for a free account or log in to your existing account.
4. After receiving confirmation that your access code is valid, you will have 24-hours of complimentary access to The New York Times, via and the NYT News App.
5. Once your 24-hour access code expires, you can simply repeat the process from Step 1 to redeem another 24-hour code.

New York Times Cooking
Mealtime inspiration. Diverse recipes. Dynamic guides. Get started here.

New York Times Games
Games you can feel good about—including the iconic Crossword. Start playing now.

New York Times The Athletic
In-depth, personalized sports journalism. Dive in here.

Newspaper Delivery Changes

Due to business model changes from newspaper outlets all over the state and country, several local and national newspapers are now delivered to our libraries via U.S. Postal Service and therefore, are delayed getting into circulation. As soon as we receive the papers, we will process and get them into circulation but delays are unfortunately unavoidable and out of our control.