Read full digital copies of magazines on your computer, tablet or mobile device!
Choose from many popular titles. You can check out as many magazines as you like. Magazines do not count toward your e-book/e-audiobook checkout limit.
In the Libby app, add the MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency) Library to access magazines. On February 17 the SPPL collection will be merged with the MELSA collection. Before that date, you can switch between the two collections in the app.
Magazines and Journal Articles Online
Articles from thousands of magazines and journals are available online. The full text of most articles is available to read, print, download or email. Citations without full text will include information to help you or library staff find the articles in print.
You will need a library card for access from outside of the library.
At the Library
Magazine Room at the George Latimer Central Library
Hundreds of print titles, ranging from popular magazines to specialty trade journals, current and back issues are available at the George Latimer Central Library.
Contact library staff at CentralLibrary@ci.stpaul.mn.us or 651-266-7000 for questions about titles or coverage.
Finding Magazines in the Catalog
Looking for a specific magazine title in the library catalog?
You can usually find recent magazines by searching for the magazine title followed by the year. For example:
- New Yorker 2019, opens a new window
- Astronomy 2014, opens a new window
- Time 2013, opens a new window
Searching by keyword will usually work, but for extra precision, you can search by title.
To place a hold on an individual issue of a magazine:
- Find the magazine you want in the catalog.
- Click the "Place a Hold" button.
- Sign in to your account and choose a pick-up location, if necessary.
- Select the issue you would like held.
If you need any assistance or have any questions, please contact library staff and we will be happy to help!