Find a newspaper or magazine

How do I find a newspaper or magazine?


The Woodbridge Library carries over 500 titles, which include some academic and trade journals as well as popular magazines and newspapers. The collection is supported by periodical indexes in paper and online formats.

The Periodicals Department at the Main Library has extensive retrospective holdings on microfilm for many titles, including the New York Times back to 1851, the Home News & Tribune to 1967, Time to 1938 and National Geographic to 1910. The Department has microfilm reader-printers, including two in digital format. The Department also houses some local area newspapers dating back to the 1920s/1930s and some high school yearbooks. The Department can be reached at ext. 7160.

The Fords, Henry Inman and Iselin Branches have select collections of magazines. All agencies have a collection of circulating magazines with a loan period of two weeks.

Access nearly 100 years of Woodbridge history through our online newspaper archive

Search the digital images using OCR technology (search results will vary depending on image quality) or browse through a chronological listing of Woodbridge’s historic newspapers.   The collection can be searched from outside the library but currently, due to copyright restrictions, only pre-1923 images can be viewed remotely.  The full collection can be accessed at the Woodbridge Main and Branch Libraries.  For additional assistance, please contact the Reference desk, 732-634-4450 x7121.  Thank you.  

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