Newspapers & magazines

Read local and international newspapers. The library offers access to thousands of daily periodicals. Specialty magazines are also available for borrowing.

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 The National PostExplore 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 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, after which you will need to log in again with the same access link.
  • 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 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 at OverDrive's Device Help page.

Consumer Reports

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

Access information:

  • Available to City residents only
  • Log in with your City Library card
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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. 
  • The Successful Investor 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).

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.

The microfiche machine is 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 – July 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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