Newspapers & magazines

Read newspapers from around the world or here at home by accessing the library's collection of thousands of digital subscriptions to daily periodicals. Specialty magazines are also available to borrow.

Digital subscriptions


PressReader gives you access to thousands of stories in newspapers and magazines throughout the world including local publications like The Vancouver Sun, The Province and National Post. Explore PressReader.

The Globe and Mail is only available on library computers, or when using the library's Libair Wi-Fi network. It is not available outside the library.

Access information

The New York Times

Read the NYT from inside the library

Access the NYT at home

Access information

  • Reading the New York Times at home through the library’s link will give you free access for 24 hours. You will need to log in again with the same access link to reset your access.
  • A limited number of users can access the NYT at home through the library at one time.
  • You will be required to create a NYT account with your email address.

Libby/Overdrive magazines

Use your e-reader or smart device to browse a collection of magazines in the Libby app. Explore Libby/Overdrive magazines.

Access information

  • Requires an NVCL card with a barcode that starts with 23287
  • Unlimited magazine checkouts (does not count towards your ebook/audiobook maximum)
  • Download the app for your device at OverDrive's Device Help page

Consumer Reports

Start here for buying advice, product ratings and reviews, money-saving tips and more. Explore Consumer Reports.

Access information

  • Use is licensed for City residents only
  • Log in with your City Library card
Man reading newspaper at the library


Newspapers are available to read in the library on the third floor and on the first floor by the indoor entrance to Laziza Café in the lobby. You can browse the library’s newspaper subscriptions in the catalogue.

Browse newspapers

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Magazines are available for browsing and borrowing on the first floor.

Browse magazines

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Investment newsletters

  • The Northern Miner is available at the third floor info desk. 
  • Our subscription to Value Line has been discontinued. West Vancouver Memorial Library has this item (in-library use only).
  • Investment Reporter and Investor’s Digest are no longer published. We hope to find a replacement.

North Shore News archive

The library possesses a unique microform archive of North Vancouver news dating back to 1905. The archive contains the following publications, some issues dating from 1905 to the present:

  • The Citizen
  • The Express
  • Lions Gate Times
  • North Shore Shopper
  • North Shore News
  • North Shore Press
  • North Shore Review
  • North Shore Times
  • North Vancouver District News

For more historical resources, please see also MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver.

North Shore News microform

The microfiche machine is located on the third floor of the library. 

Drawer 1: 1905 – 1976

  • The Express: Aug 1905 – Dec 1912
  • North Shore Press: Jan – Feb 1913, Jan 1914 – Dec 1951
  • North Shore Times: Apr 1926 – Dec 1926
  • North Shore Review: Jan 1952 – Jul 1957
  • North Vancouver District News: Jan 1954 – Jul 1957
  • The Citizen: April 24, 1958 – April 23, 1980
  • North Shore Shopper: Jan 1970 – Dec 1971, Jan 1974 – Dec 1975
  • North Shore News: Jan – Dec 1976

Drawer 2: 1977 – 2000

  • North Shore News: Jan 1976 – Dec 2000
  • The Citizen: July 1977 – Apr 1980

Drawer 3: 2001 – 2006

  • North Shore News: Jan 2001 – Dec 2006

Drawer 4: 2007 – Present

  • North Shore News: Jan 2007 – present

Drawer 5: 1939 – 1972

  • Lions Gate Times: Feb 1939 – Dec 1972

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