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Free Online Magazines & Newspapers from The New York Public Library


Quick Quiz

  1. Have you ever spent a Saturday afternoon sitting on the floor of a book shop reading the magazines and being eyed suspiciously by all the employees?
  2. Have you ever sat next to someone on the train so you could read the latest issue of People magazine over their shoulder?
  3. Is there a spot in your friends' apartments where they stack all of the old newspapers they keep for you?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you need a New York Public Library card. The New York Public Library offers hundreds of magazines and newspapers online for free! You can download the latest issue of Newsweek on your phone or read The New York Daily News on your tablet. Below is a list of ten of the most popular newspapers and magazines that NYPL offers in digital format. If you don't see anything you like don't worry, this is just a sample. We have something for everyone.

Top Tips

Take a moment to explore PressReader. PressReader has over 7,000 newspapers and magazines in over 60 languages and from over 120 countries. If you love magazines then you will love Flipster. Flipster has the latest issues of over 50 of the top magazines from the top publishers--perfect for downloading on your phone or tablet before the long commute. If you still want more we have plenty of other newspapers and periodicals available through our databases. Explore Global Newsstream, Gannett Newsstand, The Vogue Archive, or the National Geographic Virtual Library. All you need is your New York Public Library card.


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People Magazine

Get the latest celebrity news. Available through Flipster.



Time Magazine

Keep current with news and photography. Available through Flipster.

Sports Illustrated

Get coverage of all your favorite sports. Available through Flipster.



Get healthy with the best nutrition and wellness news. Available through Flipster.

O, The Oprah Magazine

Learn how to achieve your best life. Available through Flipster.


The New Yorker

Explore the best of fiction, criticism, and news. Available through New Yorker Digital Archive.



Get the best advice and latest news on investing and financial planning. Available through Flipster.


Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Everything you need to know about the entertainment industry! Available through Flipster.



Get the best tips on relationships, fashion, and career. Available through Flipster. Cosmopolitan is also available from the following countries through PressReader: Australia, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, France, South Africa, Spain, Chile, India, Germany, Mexico, Italy, UK and Cosmopolitan Bride from Australia.




The best of mens' lifestyle and entertainment! Available through Flipster. GQ is also available from the following countries through PressReader: Australia, Spain, Mexico, France, Latin America, Thailand, South Africa, Italy and GQ Style South Africa.


The New York Post

The New York Times

Daily News New York

Wall Street Journal

USA Today

Washington Post

LA Times

El Diario


Chicago Tribune

The New York Post, The Daily News, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, El Diario, Metro, and Chicago Tribune are all available through PressReader. USA Today is available through Gannett Newsstand. The New York Times is available through the New York Times database. The Wall Street Journal is available through The Wall Street Journal database.


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