Digital Magazines and News

Flipster Magazines

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See Flipster’s FAQs.

Magazines on Libby

Libby has recently made magazines available. You can search and borrow issues on the the Libby app and on the eLibraryNJ website.

  • You can borrow and download current and past issues of many titles not found in Flipster, including: New Scientist, Cook’s Illustrated, Newsweek, People Special Issues.
  • You can also sign up to be notified when a new issue of your favorite magazine is available!

Magazines on Hoopla

Download the Hoopla app from: The App StoreGoogle Play; or the Amazon App Store, or visit the HooplaDigital website.

The Economist Magazine on PressReader (New!)

The Economist is one of the most recognized current affairs publications in the world. Weekly issues offer award-winning analysis and commentary on politics, business, science, finance, technology and culture. PressReader provides up-to-date access in a full digital replica.

Please note: The Economist is the only title we subscribe to via PressReader.

To access The Economist on the website:

  • Go to the PressReader website
  • First time users: click Sign In (upper right corner) – do not click Sign Up
  • Click Library & Group
  • Type Scotch Plains into the search box and select the Library
  • Enter your Scotch Plains library card number and PIN and check the box to allow PressReader to verify your registration.

For access on the PressReader App:

  • Install the free PressReader mobile app from your device’s app store. To check if a specific operating system, browser, or device is compatible, visit the PressReader help page
  • Click or tap the Sign In button in the lower part of the screen
  • Click or tap the Libraries & Groups button and search for Scotch Plains Public Library
  • Enter your Scotch Plains library card number and click Sign in
  • If prompted to create an account with your email, you may click ‘Cancel’ to proceed

Once you are signed in, you will remain signed in for thirty days. Once this has passed, simply repeat the sign-in process you used above.

Reading on PressReader

  • You can scroll left and right to browse the pages
  • Pressing the highlighted headlines will allow you to read that article in a mobile-friendly layout
  • When you are done reading the article, you can press the back button at the top of the article to return to full-page browsing mode


The Star Ledger

  • Read a full-color digital image of the daily paper.
  • Search the text archives back to 1989
  • Access online-only content.

Login with your library barcode to access The Star Ledger through Newsbank.

U.S. Major Daily Newspapers Database

This text-only resource provides full-text access to articles from the 1980s through today with content updated daily.

Included are both print and online editions, and video, blogs, magazines and book reviews from these five papers:

  • The New York Times
  • Washington Post
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Wall Street Journal

To research a topic or find a specific article, you can start with this box. You will then enter your library barcode number:

To view articles from today’s papers, follow these steps:

  1. Login to U.S Major Dailies here (this will open a new tab). Enter your library barcode.
  2. After logging in, close the tab to return to this page.
  3. Click on the links below to read articles in today’s edition of each individual paper:

To receive email updates providing links to each day’s articles, choose the option in the upper-right corner to Set an Alert. Click and enter your email.

Historical Newspapers: New Jersey Collection Database

Search and view the full text of these NJ newspapers:

  • Asbury Park Press (Asbury Park, NJ)—1905-2009
  • Courier News (Bridgewater, NJ)—1891-2010 (1961-2010 available now)
  • Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, NJ)—1949-2009
  • The Daily Journal (Vineland, NJ)—1925-2011
  • Daily Record (Morristown, NJ)—1974-2012
  • Home News Tribune (East Brunswick, NJ)—1903-2009
  • Plainfield Courier (Plainfield, NJ) -1891-1961

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Newspaper Source Plus Database

Search and view a full-text collection of the world’s major news content. It includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires and news magazines. In addition, it offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.

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