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9:30 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.


9:30 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.     

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Phone: (708)547-7393

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Men's Journal
Motor Trend
Newsweek Global

…with more to come in 2015!


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Access Chicago Tribune

Searching for recent articles?  Use Proquest for stories written today back to 1985.

Searching for older articles?

Use Newsbank for stories written 1849-1985.


To enter the Careers Internet Database,
click on logo at left and enter the user name
and password below when prompted.

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  Password:    future


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

Online Magazines and Newspapers

Digital Magazines through Flipster

Local Newspapers: Search and read Proviso Star-Progress (1937-1956) and Star Sentinel (1956-1960)

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.


Print (hard copy) Magazines and Newspapers

Magazines and newspapers for adults are the lower level of the library, in our Magazine Room. 
Magazines for kids and teens are in the Young Adult Area of the first floor Youth Services Department.
Most magazines can be checked out for seven days.

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