Magazines and Newspapers

Instant online access to the publications you know and love.

Choose from popular titles, including The Sacramento Bee, Consumer Reports, Sports Illustrated, Scientific American and Food & Wine.

  • Read online immediately or download magazines for offline reading later
  • Easy-to-read digital format looks just like the full-page, full-color print editions
  • Instant access means no wait lists, late fees or due dates

Digital Magazines

Libby Magazines
Access over 250 magazine titles. Start reading immediately and check out magazines with no wait.

New York Times
Read breaking news and award-winning journalism from the New York Times. To use the Library’s subscription, click redeem (the code is autofilled) and you'll be asked to create an account with the New York Times. Each login provides you with 72 hours of continuous access.

New York Times Cooking
Access 19,000+ expert-tested recipes, easy-to-follow cooking guides, and more. To use the Library’s subscription, click redeem (the code is autofilled) and you'll be asked to create an account with the New York Times. Each login provides you with 24 hours of continuous access.

Sacramento Bee
As of April 7, 2024, our subscription to the Sacramento Bee does not include the Extra section. Our provider of the digital edition of the Bee is working with the publisher of the Bee on a resolution to this matter.
Read the daily paper in a full-color e-edition that looks just like the print edition or access the archives dating back to 1857.

Sacramento Business Journal
Stay current on the latest news and developments impacting the business community in the Sacramento region. Includes the Business Journal's annual Book of Lists.

Consumer Reports
Make informed decisions about your next purchase with unbiased reviews and research from Consumer Reports. Browse the subscriber-only version of the Consumer Reports website for free with your card.

Magazines & News
Find articles on just about every topic from news and current events to history, technology and health. 

National Geographic
National Geographic magazine offers you an inside look at the most interesting places from all over the world. Now your Library cards grants you access to this publication on your computer or mobile device. California Collection
Access an archive of over 400 California newspapers from 1851–2009. Search for obituaries, marriage announcements, birth announcements and more.

Wall Street Journal
Access the Wall Street Journal from anywhere! Simply create your account and you can start reading immediately. Your access will be available for the next 3 days. After 3 days, simply come back and click the above link again and login as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created. Please note that patrons not permitted to share the sign-on credentials with any other person whatsoever.
Have Questions?
How do I login?

Login to these services with your Sacramento Public Library card number. To access the Sacramento Bee, you’ll also be asked for your PIN. 

What devices are compatible with digital magazines and newspapers?

The Sacramento Bee magazines can be read on most web browsers. 

Can I read the magazines offline?

Yes. Whether you read using the app or a web browser, the magazines are always available for download with no wait lists or late fees on Libby.

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