Sometimes it’s hard to find time to immerse ourselves in a book. We may be sitting in waiting rooms, waiting in carpool lines, or hurrying through our lunch with time enough for just a few minutes of reading. The library has lots of resources to absorb and entertain you for a few minutes at a time! Take our magazine survey – it’s just 5 quick questions! (survey now closed)

Digital Magazines   RBDigital offers 40 subscription magazines delivered right to your device. Issues can be downloaded to your device for offline viewing and can be set to automatically send you new issues as soon as they are available. Subscriptions include

  • The Economist, Kiplinger’s, Newsweek, New Yorker
  • Clean Eating, Saveur, Taste of Home, Weight Watchers, Food Network Magazine
  • Prevention, Runner’s, Yoga, Bicycling
  • Country Living, Dwell, Elle Décor, Family Handyman, Good Housekeeping, HGTV, House Beautiful
  • OK!, Reader’s Digest, Us Weekly, Games World of Puzzles, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, O (The Oprah Magazine), Women’s Day
  • Macworld, PCWorld, Popular Mechanics, Discover, National Geographic, Smithsonian, Car & Driver
  • Family Tree, The Writer, The Knot (weddings), National Geographic Traveler, Cloth Paper Scissors

Consumer Reports   Both the current and back issues of the magazine and Buyer’s Guide are available through Flipster. Click on the search button to see back issues. This month’s issue includes articles on pain relief, hearing loss, entertainment systems, used car safety, product test results (fitness trackers, lightweight laptops, food processors), and product comparisons (ant killers, printers, SUVs, toothpaste).

New York Times  The Times allows anyone to read a few articles for free each month, but who wants to buy a whole subscription to read just one or two more articles?  Click to retrieve a code that gives three-day access to the New York Times online version – just click to read any article. When the three days is up, you can always come back for another code and three more days of access.

Austin American-Statesman   See the whole paper, page by page, without getting newsprint on your hands. Easily zoom in and out or move around the page. If you want to read or print individual articles, it’s best to do that through Newsbank, which also includes the Dallas Morning News, the Houston Chronicle, and the San Antonio Express-News.

Be sure to take our survey and let us know what magazines you like to read! (survey now closed)