Current newspapers are kept in the Periodicals section of the first floor, with the exception of the Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle, which is available at the first floor Circulation desk and the second floor Reference desk.

Newspapers are recycled after one week, with the exception of the Boston Globe, Salem News, and the Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle. Back issues of these three papers are kept in the second floor Closed Stacks. The Boston Globe and Salem News are recycled after three months; back issues of the Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle are kept in perpetuity. The Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle is available in both paper and microfilm format.

Please ask a librarian for help in retrieving any newspapers from the Closed Stacks. Be prepared to offer some form of ID for the librarian to hold while you are using materials from the Closed Stacks.

Newspapers to which we subscribe:

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You may also access articles from the Boston Globe (1980 to present), the New York Times, and thousands of magazine articles via EBSCOHost and InfoTrac, both available through our Electronic Resources page.  Or, register for a Boston Public Library eCard to access electronic newspaper and magazine holdings through the Boston Public Library.