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Magazines at the Library

Adult Magazines

Browse Adult Magazines

There are more than 200 magazines to select from in the atrium on the First Floor of the Iowa City Public Library. Topics range from antiques to yoga and everything in between.

Teen Magazines

Browse YA Magazines

Find magazines that appeal to teens in the Young Adult section on the Second Floor of the library. Look here for titles on fashion, gaming, humor, manga, and more.

Children's Magazines

Browse Children's Magazines Browse Parent Teacher Magazines

The juvenile magazine collection includes nonfiction and fiction titles that appeal to the general interests of kids as well as parenting, education, and children's literature review journals.

Loan Periods and Fines

Magazines Limit Loan Period Fines
Adult and YA   None 1 week 25¢/day
Children's None 1 week 20¢/day

Online Resources

For Adults

EbscoHost Magazine Index
Multiple databases that cover a wide range of topics and which contain full-text articles, citations, and abstracts from sources such as newspapers, periodicals and newswires.

Information on a wide variety of topics, from sources such as magazines, newspapers, biographies and book reviews.

Cover to cover access to over 100 magazines to download to your computer or mobile device.

For Teens

MAS School Edition
Full text for more than 500 popular, high school magazines.

For Kids

Primary Search
Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research.

Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books. Explora provides high-quality articles from licensed from reputable publishers, simple searches that quickly deliver relevant results, including primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos, easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic and topic overviews.


These online resources require an Iowa City Public Library card when accessed from outside the Library, and licensing restrictions limit access to residents of Iowa City and to areas covered by contracts for library service: rural Johnson County and the cities of Lone Tree, Hills and University Heights.