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Most magazines are only available at the Main Library in Gastonia, NC. Please contact your local Branch Libraries for information on magazines available at their location. Magazines are not available for check-out unless otherwise noted.

For more information on locating magazine articles on a specific topic, see our guide to Finding Magazine Articles.

If we do not have access to a journal, magazine, or newspaper, we may be able to obtain a copy of a specific article through Interlibrary Loan. Fill out an Interlibrary Loan request online or ask your local library staff member for assistance.

eMagazines

Read magazines online with your library card!

  • Zinio provides free access to full digital copies of magazines the library has subscribed to; these digital magazines can be viewed on a computer or mobile device with internet access. A library card is required and you will need to create a Zinio account.
  • North Carolina Digital Library provides free access to full digital copies of many popular magazines, and can be viewed on a computer or mobile device with internet access. A library card is required.
  • NCLive.org is a collection of online databases that provide free access to journals, magazines, and newspapers. A library card is required. If you are interested in seeing if a specific journal, magazine, or newspaper is included in NC Live, start with their "Search by Title" page.
     
    Search Journals, Magazines, & Newspapers

Genealogy & Local History

The North Carolina Collection at the Main Library contains many specialized magazines on genealogy and local history that are not included on this page because they are in our catalog. For a full list, see our guide to NCC Magazines.

Ask for local textile magazines at the Reference desk at the Main Library in Gastonia, NC.

Local School and Government Meeting Notes

Children & Teens

Children's Magazines

Current issues of these magazines are available in Children's Services at the Main Library.

  • AMERICAN GIRL
  • HIGHLIGHTS FOR CHILDREN
  • HIGHLIGHTS HI-FIVE
  • LADYBUG
  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS
  • RANGER RICK
  • SPORTS ILLUSTRATED FOR KIDS
  • ZOOBOOKS
Teen Magazines

Current issues of these magazines are available in the Teen Reading Area at the Main Library.

  • BOYS' LIFE
  • MAD
  • SEVENTEEN
  • SEVENTEEN [Spanish]
  • TEEN INK

Magazines -- A - Z

Magazines A to Z

 

Also check NCLive.org, North Carolina Digital Library, or Zinio for other popular magazines online.
For local history journals, please visit the North Carolina Collection -- NCC Magazines.

 

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A

  • AMERICAN SPIRIT
    Most recent 2 issues shelved in Magazine Reading Area.
    Back issues in North Carolina Collection -- NCC Magazines.
  • ARTNEWS
    Kept 3 years plus current year.
    Index available online at http://www.artnews.com.
  • ASTRONOMY
    Kept 5 years plus current year.
  • THE ATLANTIC / ATLANTIC MONTHLY
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    1917 - 1980 available in bound volumes shelved in Reference, call number [R051 A].
    Indexed inReader's Guide to Periodical Literature.
    For a fee you can access articles from Nov 1857 to the present in the online archives at http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/theatlantic/.
  • AUDUBON
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • AWI QUARTERLY (Animal Welfare Institute)
    Current issue only.
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B

  • BARRON'S
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Current issue available at the Jobs, Business, & Investments Index Table near the Reference Desk at the Main Library in Gastonia, NC.
    NC Live
  • BETTER HOMES & GARDENS
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • BIRDS & BLOOMS
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • BLACK ENTERPRISE
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    NC Live
  • BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Former title: "Business Week."
    NC Live
  • BOOKLIST
    1916 - 2003 available in bound volumes shelved in Reference, call number [R016 AME].
    Access online with your library card at http://gastonlibrary.org/online-databases/. Indexed in Book Review Digest since 1920.
    NC Live
  • BRIDES
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • BUSINESS JOURNAL OF CHARLOTTE
    See: "Charlotte Business Journal."
  • BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Indexed in North Carolina Periodicals Index
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C

  • CAR AND DRIVER
    Kept 5 years plus current year.
    Zinio
  • CAROLINA BRIDE
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • CAROLINA GARDENER
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Index and additional content available online at http://www.carolinagardener.com.
  • CAROLINAS GOLF
    Current issue only.
  • CENTERPIECE
    Current issue only.
  • CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL
    Kept 3 months.
  • CHARLOTTE [MAGAZINE]
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • CHESS LIFE
    Kept 3 years plus current year.
  • CIVIL WAR TIMES
    Kept 5 years plus current year.
    NC Live
  • CONSUMER REPORTS
    Kept 5 years plus current year.
  • CONSUMER REPORTS BUYING GUIDES
    Kept 5 years plus current year.
    Buying Guides are available at Reference Desk.
  • COOKING LIGHT
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • COOKING WITH PAULA DEEN
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • COSMOPOLITAN
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Zinio
  • COUNTRY LIVING
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Zinio
  • CYCLE WORLD
    Kept 3 years plus current year.
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D

  • DIRT SPORTS & OFF-ROAD
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • DISCOVER
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    NC Live, Zinio
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E

  • EBONY
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    NC Live
  • ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • ESPN THE MAGAZINE
    Zinio
  • ESQUIRE
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • ESSENCE
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
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F

  • FAMILY CHRONICLE
    See new title: Your Genealogy Today
  • FAMILY CIRCLE
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Zinio
  • FAMILY HANDYMAN
    Kept 3 years plus current year.
    Zinio
  • FDA CONSUMER
    Available online at http://www.fda.gov/fdac/.
  • FIELD AND STREAM
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • FORBES
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    NC Live, Zinio
  • FORTUNE
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
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G

  • GLAMOUR
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Mar 1906 - Aug 1916 available in bound volumes shelved in Reference, call number [R051 G].
    Zinio
    Indexed in Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature since 1909.
  • GQ (Gentlemen's Quarterly)
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • GREATER CHARLOTTE BIZ
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Current and several previous issues available online at http://www.greatercharlottebiz.com.
  • GUITAR PLAYER
    Kept 3 years plus current year.
    Zinio
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H

  • HARPER'S
    1880 - 1981 available in bound volumes shelved in Reference, call number [R051 H].
    Indexed in Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature and in Biography Index.
  • HARPER'S BAZAAR
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Zinio
  • HARPER'S MAGAZINE
    See: "Harper's."
  • HEALTH
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • HISPANIC NETWORK MAGAZINE (online)
    Zinio
  • HORTICULTURE
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • HOT ROD
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Zinio
  • HOUSE BEAUTIFUL
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Zinio
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I

  • No titles.
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J

  • No titles.
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K

    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    XYZ

L

  • LIFE
    Ceased publication in 2000.
    1936 - 1972, 1979 - 1991, and 1993 - May 2000 available in bound volumes shelved in Reference, call number [R051 L].
    Indexed in Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature and in Biography Index.
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M

  • MACWORLD
    Zinio
  • MAIN STREET RAG.
    Available to check out, call number 808.81 MAI.
  • MAKE: TECHNOLOGY ON YOUR TIME
    Available to check out, call number 745.5 MAK.
  • MARTHA STEWART LIVING
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Zinio
  • MONEY
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Zinio
  • MOTOR TREND (online)
    Zinio
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N

  • N.A.D.A. GUIDES: USED CAR, OLDER USED CAR
    Kept 15 years plus current year.
    Ask for assistance at the Reference Desk at Gastonia Main.
  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC / NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    1911 - 2009 available in bound volumes shelved in Reference, call number [R051 NAT].
    An index volume for 1888 - 1988 is shelved with the bound volumes.
    Indexed in Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature.
    Indexed online at http://publicationsindex.nationalgeographic.com.
    NC Live, Zinio
  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    NC Live, Zinio
  • NATURAL HISTORY
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Published by the American Museum of Natural History, NYC.
    NC Live
  • NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
    Kept 5 years plus current year.
    1896 - 1978 available in bound volumse shelved in Reference, call number [R051 N] .
    A 5 volume index for 1896 - 1970 is shelved with the bound volumes.
    Archives available online at http://query.nytimes.com/search/alternate/query?query=&st=fromcse.
  • NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE
    Kept 3 years plus current year.
    Archives available online at http://query.nytimes.com/search/alternate/query?query=&st=fromcse.
  • NEW YORKER
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    NC Live
  • NEWSWEEK
    Ceased paper publication.
    Library has 1959 - 1997; 2012.
    1980 - 1997 available on microfilm.
    1959 - 1980 available in bound volumes shelved in Reference, call number [R051 N].
    NC Live, Zinio
    Indexed in Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature.
  • NORTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL REVIEW
    Most recent 2 issues shelved in Magazine Reading Area.
    Back issues in North Carolina Collection -- NCC Magazines.
  • NORTH CAROLINA REGISTER
    Kept 2 years plus current year.
    Shelved in Reference.
    Jul 2001 - current issue available online at http://www.oah.state.nc.us/rules/register/.
  • NURSING BULLETIN
    Current issue only.
  • NUTS & VOLTS
    Kept 3 years plus current year.
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O

  • O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Zinio
  • OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK QUARTERLY
    Library has 2011 - 2012.
    Is now available online as Career Outlook
  • ORGANIC GARDENING
    See "Rodale's Organic Life"
  • OUR STATE
    Most recent 2 issues shelved in Magazine Reading Area.
    Back issues in North Carolina Collection -- NCC Magazines.
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P

  • PARENTS
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Former title: "Parenting."
    Zinio
  • PEOPLE / PEOPLE WEEKLY
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • PEOPLE EN ESPANOL
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • PHARR CRIER
    Most recent 2 issues shelved in Magazine Reading Area.
    Back issues in North Carolina Collection -- NCC Magazines.
  • POPULAR MECHANICS
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Zinio
  • POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Zinio
  • POPULAR SCIENCE
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Zinio
  • PREVENTION
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Zinio
  • PSYCHOLOGY TODAY (online)
    NC Live
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Q

  • No titles.
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R

  • RACHAEL RAY EVERY DAY
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Zinio
  • READER'S DIGEST
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Zinio
  • READER'S DIGEST (Large Print)
    Current issue only.
  • REDBOOK
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Zinio
  • ROAD AND TRACK
    Kept 5 years plus current year.
    Zinio
  • RODALE'S ORGANIC LIFE
    Kept 3 years. Last issue February/March 2017 -- ceased publication
    Zinio
    Former title: "Organic Gardening".
  • ROLLING STONE
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    NC Live, Zinio
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S

  • SCIENCE NEWS
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    In NC Live from 1985 to present (full text).
  • SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
    Kept 3 years plus current year.
  • SIEMPRE MUJER
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • SMITHSONIAN
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Indexed in Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature and in Biography Index since 1973.
    NC Live, Zinio
  • SOUND AND VISION
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    NC Live
  • SOUTHERN LIVING
    Kept 3 years plus current year.
    An index to recipes published in the magazine's annual cookbook compilations from 1979 - 1999 is shelved in Reference, Call number [R641.5 SOU].
    NC Live
  • SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
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T

  • TASTE OF HOME
    Kept 3 years plus current year.
    Search our Catalog for "Taste of Home" to locate recipe collections.
    Zinio
  • TIME
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    1923 - 1930 and 1980 - 1997 available on microfilm shelved in the Reference workroom; ask at Reference Desk.
    1934 - 1980 available in bound volumes shelved in Reference, call number [R051 T].
    Indexed in Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature (1935 to 2002) and in Biography Index.
  • TREASURES
    July 2011 -
    Kept 3 years plus current year.
    Former title: "Antiques & Collecting".
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U

  • No titles.
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V

  • VALUE LINE
    Current volume is held in 2 binders shelved at the Jobs, Business, & Investments Index Table near the Reference Desk at the Main Library in Gastonia, NC.
    Binder 1: Ratings and reports, Binder 2: Selection and opinion.
  • VOGUE
    Library has 1961 -
    Shelved in Reference workroom; ask at Reference Desk.
    Indexed in Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature.
    NC Live
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W

  • WASHINGTON REPORT ON MIDDLE EAST AFFAIRS
    Current issue only. Also available through NC Live
  • WILDLIFE IN NORTH CAROLINA
    Kept 3 years plus current year.
    Indexed since 1992 in the North Carolina Periodicals Index.
  • WOMAN'S DAY
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Zinio
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XYZ

  • YOUR GENEALOGY TODAY
    Most recent 2 issues shelved in Magazine Reading Area.
    Back issues in North Carolina Collection -- NCC Magazines.
    Former title: "Family Chronicle"

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