Library Access to Commonweal

Commonweal offers two programs for libraries wishing to offer online access to their patrons.


Site-wide, IP-authenticated access to the Commonweal website is available by annual subscription. Site-license subscription customers have full access to all articles from current issues of the print magazine, as well as to a full searchable archive of the past two years. Costs range from $99 annually to $349, depending on the size and academic focus of your institution. For information, please contact Thomas Baker at [email protected].


Commonweal also offers site licenses for its complete searchable archive of the magazine, dating back its founding in 1924 and including new issues within two weeks of their publication in print. This program is coordinated by our partner, Opinion Archives, which offers similar archives for other leading opinion journals. For pricing and other information about this archive, please contact Joe Collins at Opinion Archives. (To search this archive at no charge, and pay on a per-article or per-day basis, visit our Advanced Search page.)