Bellwood Library subscribes to over 100 magazines and 9 newspapers in print... and many more more online.  Read the latest issues in our lower level Magazine Room, or anytime with Flipster via Internet access with your Bellwood Public Library Card!

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Online Magazines and Newspapers

Digital Magazines through Flipster.  Use the Desktop version or get the app for Android or iPhone/iPad.

Read current and back issues of magazines right in the browser of your computer or mobile device! View our tutorial.



Local Newspapers: Search and read Proviso Star-Progress (1937-1956) and Star Sentinel (1956-1973)

Proviso-Star Progress and Star Sentinel 


Available 24/7 with your Bellwood Library Card, or in the Library during service hours:

Chicago Tribune  Articles (today back to 1849)

MasterFILE Complete - Instant access to thousands of searchable full text magazine and journal articles.

Illinois Issues In Depth reporting and analysis taking you beyond the daily news and providing a deeper understanding of our state.

American Physical Society (APS) Journals - available for access in the Library only.



Print (hard copy) Magazines and Newspapers

Magazines and newspapers for adults are the lower level of the library, in our Magazine Room. 
Magazines for children are in the first floor Youth Services Department.
Magazines for teens are in the first floor Teen Room.
Most magazines can be checked out for seven days.  Current issues are for enjoying in the Library only.

Microfilm and Microfiche

Visit the Periodicals Partment to view microfilm or fiche of the following newspapers:

  • Chicago Tribune
  • Crain's Chicago Business
  • Proviso Star-Progress
  • Proviso Star-Sentinel
  • Proviso Herald
  • New York Times