What I love about magazines is how I can easily see a variety of ideas and stories in one place. It is so satisfying to gain so much insight so quickly!
As a slow reader, this is an important accomplishment for me. The same is true of sitting with a newspaper. Recently, I learned about a special lizard, international current events and a British sculptor in 20 minutes, through picking and choosing articles from the daily New York Times.
In a world ruled by headline skimming and hashtags, I challenge you to read a few paragraphs in and see what happens. You may feel your world expand beyond the buzzwords of today or enjoy a needed break.
As the Library considers materials and safety, physical magazines may be unavailable for the foreseeable future. I hope there comes a day where staff and customers are once again skulking around the Library, trying to find out who has the Sports section. In the meantime, there are plenty of digital periodical offerings to either tide you over or get you hooked for good.
Essence – This Black women’s lifestyle guide features articles on beauty, health, celebrities and more. You can check out this title as an eMagazine on Overdrive/Libby.
The New York Times – Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh cardholders can access a digital subscription of daily news, microfilm from 2008-present and an interactive mapping tool.
The New Yorker Magazine – This national weekly magazine offers a mix of reporting and commentary on politics, foreign affairs, business, technology, popular culture and the arts, along with fiction, poetry and, of course, great cartoons. You can check out this title as an eMagazine on OverDrive/Libby or Flipster. If you are new to Flipster, check out the Flipster Getting Started Guide.
Smart Photography – Find monthly updates on the world of images from this publication led by professional and amateur photographers alike. You can check out this title as an eMagazine on Overdrive/Libby.
If you are new to our eResources, check out these tutorial videos on how to get started. If you have any additional questions, you can contact a librarian through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. You can also call us at 412-622-3114 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.