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
Download new and back issues from a selection of popular titles and build your personal library. Start reading immediately via Flipster or the Flipster mobile app. The mobile app is available for Apple/iOS, Android and Kindle Fire.

New York Times Digital Edition
Read breaking news and award-winning journalism from the New York Times. To use the Library’s subscription, you’ll be asked to create an account with your email address or login if you already have an account to get 24 hours of continuous access.

Sacramento Bee
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.

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.

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.
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. If you’re not prompted for your card number in the Flipster app, click on the “Patron ID Login” link.

What devices are compatible with digital magazines and newspapers?

The Sacramento Bee and Flipster magazines can be read on most web browsers. The Flipster app is available for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire.

Can I read the magazines offline?

Yes. With the Flipster app, magazines can be downloaded for offline reading. Whether you read using the app or a web browser, the magazines are always available for download with no wait lists or late fees.

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