Magazines & Newspapers


Browse our collection of magazines and newspapers on the second floor of the Main Library or in the Cybrary. Current editions are limited to reading in the library while older copies can be checked out for 3 weeks.

Search our catalog for the full listing of newspapers and magazines we have in print.


New York Times

As a Public Library patron, you have free access to everything The New York Times has to offer, including News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter and The Athletic! Here’s how to get started exploring: 

Get free access to, onsite at the library: 

  1. Visit using a public computer. If you are at the Main Libary in Hillsborough you can connect using any device while you are using the library’s WiFi connection. 
  2. Go to the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Click on “Log in” to create a free account or log-in to your existing account. 
  3. You now have full access to all journalism on while logged in at the library. 

Note: Access to The NYT News and Audio Apps, New York Times Games, New York Times Cooking, Wirecutter and The Athletic can be accessed using a 24-hour access code —from anywhere. See directions below! 

Get free access to New York Times News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter, and The Athletic—including apps— from anywhere: 

Whether you are at the library or at home, you can access the full world of The New York Times from anywhere with 24-hour access codes! These codes will allow you unlimited 24-hour access to News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter and The Athletic.

  1. Click this link 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 full world of The New York Times, including News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter and The Athletic. See here for everything your access includes. 
  5. Once your 24-hour access code expires, you can simply repeat the process from Step 1 to redeem another 24-hour code


With your library account number and NC LIVE, you can read magazines and newspapers from around the world, all for free. 

  • Click here and enter your library account number to access the NC LIVE database 
  • Enter "Newspapers" or "Magazines" into the search bar and then browse all titles alphabetically or search for the title of the publication you're interested in
  • If you need help finding the newspaper or magazine you want to read watch our YouTube video or call 919.245.2525 during our operating hours