Magazines on OverDrive & Libby

One thing I have been missing is our magazine collection. I don't subscribe to many magazines–all that recycling!–but I used to enjoy taking a break and skimming through a pile, from the serious (The Economist) to the less serious (Elle Decor).

Since it will be a while before we're back to sharing print magazines, the Library has subscribed to a collection of over 3,000 digital magazines. This collection is available through OverDrive–I use the Libby app to access them–and there's no limit as to how many people can borrow a magazine at a time. To borrow a favorite magazine, Open Libby, click on Library, then search by title. To see what's new, tap on Explore from the home screen, then What's New?, then click New in Magazines.

We've also curated some lists to help you get started, including Popular titles, Cooking, Crafts, Design, Fashion, Music, Sports, and more.

You can read the magazines on a smartphone, iPad, or computer. When you see an article you want to read, click on it and you'll be prompted to Read the Article. This opens up the article, making for easier reading.

Let us know what you think of this collection.

Other details:

  • Magazines are only available to White Plains cardholders.
  • There are unlimited simultaneous checkouts for magazines, no holds or waitlists.
  • Magazines won't count against your checkout limit, you can still borrow a maximum of ten eBooks/audiobooks as well as magazines.
  • From the title details page of the current issue, you have the option to see and borrow back issues by clicking “select another issue.”
  • Magazines will follow our standard Libby lending term, which is 14 days, but being that there are no waitlists, you can simply renew the title and get continued access immediately.
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  1. Marjorie Lund-Fontaine

    Dear Mr. Kenney,

    I am a long time senior resident of White Plains. My father, Ludwig Lund, who was a professional artist before me, was also a long time resident of White Plains. I have a large collection of ‘The American Art Review’ from 1976 to the present day, 2021. The magazines are all in perfect condition. Would the library want these nice paper magazines with beautiful illustrations & informative artist material? I am cleaning out my house & wanted to know whether the library would take these. Artists or art students might be interested to research these. I hate to throw them out, but my house is too cluttered with things like these, & I no longer need them. Please let me know. If you do want them, I would like to know where they should be dropped off considering the Corona Virus pandemic. Thank you!
    Marjorie Lund-Fontaine

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