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The Ticketless Traveler

Start Traveling with the Help From NYPL’s Periodical Collections!


Sick of NYC’s cold weather?  Got the traveling bug in you?  Why not stop by the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building to check out our latest travel magazines for the newest tips, trips, and activities abroad?  With over 100 international, regional and local traveling magazines, the DeWitt Wallace Periodicals Division can help you plan your next destinations! 

We have magazines from Alaska to Florida; from Seattle to Philadelphia; from Boston to San Diego and everything in between: state and city!  If you are planning a trip soon or not sure where or what to do, these magazines also cover current events, leisurely activities and entertainment for the entire family.  We also subscribe to periodicals from San Francisco, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Portland, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Santa Barbara, New Orleans, New York, Nevada, Cleveland, Vermont, Santa Fe, Oklahoma, Palm Beach, Connecticut, New Jersey and Washington D.C.; just to name a few.  One can leisurely browse through over fifty of the most popular city magazines from all over the USA (including commonwealth territories).  For general travel magazines, we have Travel and Leisure, Outdoor Life, and National Geographic Traveler.

Map of Asia, showing gt. political divisions, and also the various routes of travel between London & India, China & Japan, &c., Digital ID 1510834, New York Public Library

To search for a list of travel magazines, go to our catalog, switch keyword to subject, type in “travel – periodicals” and change “entire collection” to “StephenA.SchwarzmanBuilding.”  You will get several subject headings and the first result will have over 100+ titles. 

When searching for relevant titles, be sure to look at the dates and locations of the publication.  You can also directly search for magazines under journal title or simply type the name of the state or city under the subject search. (Example: “Nevada – Periodicals”)  If you are still finding difficulties locating a magazine from a specific town, please contact us.  In addition to the periodicals collection, there are also travel maps, guides and directories available in the Map Division in Room 119. 

The Library needs your support! If you can financially contribute to this growing and historical collection of traveling magazines (free and open to the public!) please donate here.

Happy Traveling!

Ponte grande, Digital ID 81522, New York Public Library


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This is good to know, I plan

This is good to know, I plan on travelling to New Orleans soon, and I will use some of these peridicals.

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