Magazines & Newspapers


We offer over 50 print magazines on the Second Level. Current magazine issues are for in-Library use only, however there is no limit on the number of older issues you may borrow.

Enjoy online access to 3,000+ downloadable magazines in 17 languages. Our e-Magazines can be read on your computer or on your phone via the Libby app from the Android or Apple app stores.

Access to digital content is available to Darien residents, those who work in Darien, or are Friends at the $450 annual donation level.


Darien Library subscribes to local and national newspapers. Foreign language newspapers can be accessed via our digital newspaper subscriptions further down.

The print collection is housed on the Second Level in the Magazine Reading Room. This is a quiet reading area, a lovely spot to browse and read in peace. Comfortable chairs and couches surround a fireplace that is always lit during the cooler months.

Print Newspapers


  • AARP Bulletin
  • Advertising Age
  • Antiques and Arts Weekly
  • Barron’s
  • Connecticut Post
  • Crain’s
  • Darien Times
  • Financial Times
  • Greenwich Time
  • Investors Business Daily


  • New Canaan Advertiser
  • New York Post
  • New York Review of Books
  • New York Times
  • Newtown Bee
  • Norwalk Hour
  • Stamford Advocate
  • TLS: Times Literary Supplement
  • USA Today
  • Wall Street Journal

Digital Newspapers

Access World News

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Find global information on topics related to business, health, education, the environment, government, politics and more from a variety current and retrospective news media including newspapers, newswires, blogs, broadcast transcripts, periodicals and web-only content featuring the Christian Science Monitor, Connecticut Post, Darien News-Review and the Hartford Courant.
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Connecticut Historical Newspapers

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This extensive online collection offers nearly 80 newspapers published between 1756 and 1914 in the State of Connecticut.

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Consumer Reports

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Whether looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV or researching the top-recommended used vehicles, provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

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Darien News-Review

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View issues of the Darien News-Review from October 15, 2001 through 2019.

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Darien Times

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View issues of the ​​​​​​​Darien Times June 19, 2003 - current. The weekly newspaper is available in two formats: text-only or in image which displays the newspaper as how it'd appear if you had the paper in hand. The image version starts in June 2023. At-home access is limited to Darien Library cardholders. 
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Greenwich Time

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View the Greenwich Time newspaper from 2005 - Current in text-only format and from 2019 - Present as images. 

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance

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Relates to saving, investing, taxes, insurance, major purchases including homes, education, health, travel & more. Contains full text articles from July 1991 - Present.

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Life Magazine Digital Archive

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Life Magazine is a photographic magazine chronicling the 20th Century. This link to Google Books will allow you to browse "Golden Age" issues of Life Magazine (1936-1972) and search the full text. Perfect for primary source research.

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New York Times

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Enjoy free complimentary access to the Simply click to gain access using the Library's code. NOTE: In order to read the NYT, you'll need to create a free account or log in using an existing account. #NYTimes

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New York Times Games

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Free complimentary access to the NYTimes Games. Simply click "View Resource" below and redeem access using the Library's code on the following page.

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New York Times Historical

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Searchable full-text and images from The New York Times archive. Find every article, every issue from 1851 - 2017. Note: You will need a valid Darien Library Card to access this resource from home.

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Popular Magazines

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Easy access to over forty popular titles, including Consumer Reports, The New Yorker, and People Magazine. Many of these magazines can also be found in our Overdrive/Libby collection.

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Referencia Latina

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Entradas de enciclopedias, informes de salud, libros de referencia, revistas de interés general y artículos de actualidad de destacados periódicos de toda América Latina.

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Wall Street Journal

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Comprehensive coverage back to 1984 is available. New content is available by 8 AM U.S. Eastern time each day.

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Washington Post

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Comprehensive coverage back to 1987 is available. New content is available by 8 AM U.S. Eastern time each day.

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