Magazines & Newspapers

To access digital magazines and newspapers, you will need your library card number and password (PIN).
Access is only available to patrons who live in Marin County. Some services have further restrictions. Learn more.

Digital Magazines

New Digital Magazines

OverDrive Magazines

Read a wide variety of popular magazines online. Free with your library card.

Need help?  Visit OverDrive Help, opens a new window for information and troubleshooting.

Consumer Reports

Read the digital version of Consumer Reports magazine on Flipster.

  • Access issues of Consumer Reports from 2014 to the current issue.
  • Read online through a browser or download to an app to read offline.
  • Search your app store for the free Flipster app, available for iOS and Android.

Tip: To see back issues, click on the current magazine cover, and then click on “All Issues” in the menu on the right.  You can also search within one issue or all issues, and browse all the covers.

Note: Not all libraries in Marin offer Consumer Reports. Access depends on your residence address. Learn more.

Digital Newspapers

New York Times Online

Access the New York Times online for free.

  • Get remote passes to access from home or from your device.
  • Passes give you unlimited access for a 24 hour period and you can use them as many times as you like!

First-time users: Visit our NY Times access page to learn how to get started with remote passes.

Please take a short survey about using the New York Times through the public library website.  Your feedback will help provide needed data to support funding for this service.  If you have questions about the service, please contact

Wall Street Journal

Access the Wall Street Journal online for free.

  • Unlimited access for 3 days. After that, return here to click through to get access again for another 3 days.

Note: You will need to create a free WSJ account or sign in to an existing account. Follow the prompts.

San Francisco Chronicle

Free access to the San Francisco Chronicle.

  • Select the Image format to browse the newspaper as it appears in print from 2017 to the current day.
  • Text article access is available from 1985 to the current day, and web edition articles are available from 2016 to the current day.

Marin Independent Journal

Free access to the Marin Independent Journal.

  • Select the Image format to browse the newspaper as it appears in print from December 28, 2020 to the current day.
  • Text article access is available from 2002 to the current day.


San Francisco Community Coverage

Explore news and events from across the Bay Area.

Search for articles in current and archived issues of over 100 titles, including: the Oakland Tribune, San Jose Mercury News, Mill Valley Herald, Novato Advance, Ross Valley Reporter, SF Weekly, San Rafael News Pointer, Sausalito Marin Scope, and the Twin Cities Times.

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