Free Online Magazines & Newspapers from The New York Public Library

By Rhonda Evans, Assistant Chief Librarian
September 25, 2017

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.