Newspapers Online!

Digital Boston Globe and New York Times free with your library card

Boston Globe logo with a bright blue back drop.
Did you know that you can read full-text articles of the New York Times and Boston Globe, courtesy of your Athol Public Library?

Start on our web page:, navigate to the bottom, and click Newspaper Archives and Research Databases

From there you can access a wide range of resources, including these two major newspapers. Search by topic, read online, save articles as PDFs, or email them to friends!

Databases are made possible by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and by the Massachusetts Library System.