Magazines at the State Library of Ohio

Magazines & Newspapers

Stop by the State Library to browse our popular and profession-specific magazines and newspapers in print or on microfilm. You can also access our expansive collection of magazines and newspapers via the links below.



We have a collection of print magazines available for use in the library.  The following list includes some of the magazines we carry in print.

  • The Atlantic
  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Columbus Monthly
  • Discover
  • The Economist
  • Essence
  • Forbes
  • Fortune
  • The Nation
  • National Geographic
  • National Review
  • New Yorker
  • Newsweek
  • Ohio Magazine
  • Psychology Today
  • Time
  • Washington Monthly


Ohioans have online access to MasterFILE Premier, which includes a variety of magazines on general reference, business, health, education, general science more.  Please note that MasterFILE Premier does not always include graphics or images in articles.

Popular magazines are also available in the Ohio Digital Library.



The State Library has the following newspapers available to read in print format. Newspapers are kept in our collection for three months.

  • Columbus Dispatch
  • New York Times


NewsBank is available for state employees to use from office or home.  All patrons may use Newsbank on patron computers located in the library. Please note that NewsBank includes text only and does not include graphics or images. The following newspapers are available through NewsBank:

  • Toledo Blade (1996 – current)
  • Cincinnati Post (1990 – 2007)
  • Columbus Dispatch (1985 – current)
  • Dayton Daily News (1990 – current)
  • Cleveland Plain Dealer (1991 – current)

Ohioans also have access to Newspaper Source, which includes a number of U.S. and international newspapers.  Please note that Newspaper Source does not always includes graphics or images in articles.


The following newspapers are available in microfilm format. A microfilm reader/printer/PDF converter is available for patron use.

  • Columbus Dispatch (1970 – 2017)
  • Cleveland Plain Dealer (1974 – 2008)
  • Akron Beacon-Journal (1976 – 2008)
  • Washington Post (1972 – 2008)
  • New York Times (1852 – 2009)