Research & Learn: Newspapers & Magazines

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Le Parisien [France]: current (2001-present)

Current full-text issues of Le Parisien. Read the latest issue »


Los Angeles Times: current (1985-present) & historical (1881-1996)

Current and historical full-text issues of the Los Angeles Times. Read today’s edition »


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Media on Demand (web) or Libby (app) »

Media on Demand is the library’s largest and most popular collection of ebooks and audiobooks, offering more than 60,000 fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as the latest issues of more than 3,000 magazines—including The Economist, The New Yorker, and Bon Appétit—and more than 1,200 videos (ranging from animated kids shorts to documentaries to feature films and only available for streaming through the web browser, not the Libby app). Need help? Explore how-to articles, watch an instructional video, and contact us »

Libby, an app for Media on Demand, is available on iOSAndroid, and Microsoft Windows 10+. Need help? Explore Libby Help and contact us »

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • Check out 20 items and place 20 holds at a time
  • Lending periods:
    • Ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines: 7-21 days
    • Videos (available in the web browser, but not Libby): 3-7 days
  • More about digital holds: Media on Demand and Libby users benefit from access to thousands of shared titles through the library’s consortium. In addition, Oak Park purchases copies of many titles available only to Oak Park cardholders. Therefore, wait times are often shorter than indicated on the Media on Demand website and in the Libby app.

Special features

  • Oak Park librarians create customized digital bookshelves
  • Titles can be renewed
  • Special reading rooms for kids and teens
  • Recommend 3 titles every 7 days

Muslim Journal [Chicago]: current (2016-present)

Current full-text issues of the Muslim Journal. Read the latest issue »


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New! National Geographic Kids »

Go on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. NatGeo Kids offers a complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present, as well as books, videos, and images. High-quality informational texts are available for primary, upper elementary, and middle school students.

Available in browser on laptop/desktop. Need help? Browse help topics »

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • No holds, no waiting, no limits
  • Borrow as many titles as you want

Special features

  • Point-and-click access to pictures, books, and magazines
  • Easy access to subject indexing and related terms
  • Authoritative nonfiction digital content in support of Common Core State Standards

NewsBank Chicago »

Search multiple Chicagoland newspapers at the same time, including the Chicago Sun-Times, Oak Leaves, and Wednesday Journal.


Newspaper Source Plus »

Full-text collection of major news content, including newspapers, magazines, newswires, and news transcripts of television and radio.


NewspaperARCHIVE »

Access to historical issues of hundreds of Illinois newspapers, including Oak Leaves (1902-1977), with searchable articles, advertisements, editorials, classified ads, and obituaries.


Oak Leaves: current (1995-present)

Current full-text issues from the Oak Leaves. Read the latest issue »


PBS Newshour: current (2016-present)

Current full-text issues of the PBS Newshour. Read the latest issue »


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