Magazines and Newspapers
About our magazines and newspapers
- The Main Library subscribes to hundreds of magazines and newspapers. They are primarily located in the Magazine Room but other can be found in Youth Services, Grand Rapids History and Special Collections, and the Small Business Resource Center. Branch libraries also have several current subscriptions.
- To search all of our current subscriptions and older retention, use the Periodical Retention List.
- All library locations keep newspapers available for 3 months, weekly magazines for 6 months and all other magazines for 1 year.
Current newspapers in the Magazine Room at the Main Library:
Find full-text articles for many of our newspapers in some of our databases: Infotrac's 150 Full Text Newspapers, Newsbank's Michigan Newspapers, The New York Times and Proquest. Or search our Grand Rapids Press index for articles.
Magazines A to Z -- An alphabetic list of magazines kept in the Magazine Room.
Browse by Subject
Browse by Audience
Beyond the Reading Room
Several periodicals the Main Library carries are kept outside the Magazine Room:
- Local History & Genealogy -- Located on the Fourth Floor.
- Small Business -- Located in the Small Business Resource Center, Lower Level.
- Kids -- Located in Youth Services, Second Floor.
Branch Library Collections
To see which magazines are available in our seven neighborhood locations, look at our Branch Library Magazines page.