Q. Does the library keep back issues of magazines and newspapers?
Due to magazine wear and tear and limited shelf space, the library only retains back issues of most magazines for a limited time.
However, users have access to full-text back issues of dozens of publications, including several we do not subscribe to in hard copy, via GALILEO, Flipster and PressReader. All three of these resources can be found under the Digital Resources page located on the main library webpage.
GALILEO requires a password for access outside of the library which can be obtained here. Once you have reached the GALILEO main page you can click the link for Magazines A-Z and search by clicking a letter in the alphabet or by using the keyword search box at the top of the screen. Consumer Reports magazine can be found here.
Flipster requires your library card number (Patron ID) outside the library and has a limited selection of current magazines with the most recent issues.
PressReader requires your library card and pin number outside the library and offers access to a variety of local and national newspapers and magazines in English and other languages.
Both Flipster and PressReader have apps that you can download to your phone or other device. In the apps you can download magazines to your device and then have access to them even when you are offline. Issues don't stay on your device forever and will have differing expiration dates based on if they are monthly or weekly magazines.