Newspapers and magazines

Medway Libraries' members have access to current and historical magazine collections from home using your Medway library card or in any Medway library.


Read over 130 complete digital magazines anywhere, anytime on the RBdigital app. The collection cover a wide range of subjects including art, business, current affairs, entertainment, food, garden, music, health, sport, science and travel.

All you need is your Medway Libraries card to sign up to the service. 

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The John Johnson Collection

The thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of printed ephemera, offer unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.

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JSTOR 'Early Journal Content'

JSTOR has made nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals freely available to the public. This "Early Journal Content" includes journal content on JSTOR published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 outside the United States.

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South East Gazette - Digital Archive

South East Gazette 1852-1912 digital archive  is made possible by a grant from the Your Heritage Lottery Fund and a dedicated group of volunteers who have worked on this project. From transport to technology, health and education, crime and politics, these pages contain stories that will fascinate anyone who has a link with Kent and particularly those researching family history.

View the South East Gazette Digital Archive