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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.

Newspaper Delivery Changes

Due to business model changes from newspaper outlets all over the state and country, beginning Mon. Oct. 24, MRCPL will no longer receive many newspapers via daily carrier services. Several local and national newspapers will now be delivered to our libraries via U.S. Postal Service and therefore, be 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. We appreciate your patience as we all adjust to this new delivery model.

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:

More Newspaper Databases:

Mansfield News Journal Index (Proquest) – This online newspaper index not only includes articles and obituaries from the News Journal, but also companies, people, products, and more. From 2002 to the present.

Newspaper Archive – The largest historical newspaper online database with more than 70 million newspaper pages and more than 80,000 pages being added per day.

Richland County Digital Newspaper Archive – The collection includes over 40,000 pages covering the years 1823-1923 and includes Mansfield newspapers in addition to newspapers from Bellville and Butler.

Can’t find the obituary you are looking for in the Newspaper Index? Try searching the Ohio Obituary Index.

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 or OverDrive app or view the list online.