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The New York Review of Books

New York Review of BooksA Semi-monthly publication, The New York Review of Books provides articles on literature, culture, economics, science and current affairs. The Review publishes long-form reviews and essays, often by well-known writers, original poetry, and has letters and personals advertising sections. 

The New York Times has called The New York Review of Books “the country’s most successful intellectual journal.” According to the Times, “The secret of its success is this: its editors’ ability to get remarkable writers and thinkers, many of them specialists in their fields, to write lucidly for lay readers on an enormous range of complex, scholarly and newly emerging subjects, issues and ideas.” 

Patrons can now check out these items from the Southborough Library. Issues are located on a small table in the front Judy Williams Reading Room upstairs on the Main Floor. The most current issue cannot be placed on hold. Older issues can be placed on hold.


Newspapers & Magazines

Daily newspapers are available for use in the library only. They do not circulate. Current issues for that day are kept behind the circulation desk and are available upon request. The library keeps up to 2 weeks of back issues in the Judy Williams Reading Room next to the historic Villager collection. 

  • Boston Globe
  • Metrowest Daily News
  • New York Times

For reference purposes, a historic collection of the Northborough/Southborough Villager is shelved within built-in wooden shelving of the historic Judy Williams Reading Room.

Magazines are available for checkout, and are located on the main floor across from the elevator. Back issues from the current year are kept in cubby holes "behind" the displayed issue. 

Children's magazines are kept in the downstairs Children's Room. For help in locating a specific title, please ask a staff member downstairs.

Have suggestions for newspapers & magazines? Please email Ryan Donovan, Library Director: