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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!

  • 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.

  • HIGHLIGHTS FOR CHILDREN
  • HIGHLIGHTS HIGH 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.

  • J-14
  • SCOUT LIFE

Magazines -- A - Z

Magazines A to Z

 

Also check NCLive.org, North Carolina Digital Library (Magazines) 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 1 year plus current year.
    Index available online at http://www.artnews.com.
  • ASTRONOMY
    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.
    NC Live
  • BETTER HOMES & GARDENS
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • BIRDS & BLOOMS
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • BLOOMBERG BUSINESS WEEK
    Current year.
  • BOOK PAGE
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • BRIDAL GUIDE
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Indexed in North Carolina Periodicals Index
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C

  • CAR AND DRIVER
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • CAROLINAS GOLF
    Current issue only.
  • CHARLOTTE [MAGAZINE]
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL
    Kept 3 months.
  • CHESS LIFE
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • CIVIL WAR TIMES
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • CONSUMER REPORTS
    Kept 5 years.
    Online in NCLive: Scroll down to "C" in NC LIVE Browse all (A-Z)
  • CONSUMER REPORTS BUYING GUIDES
    Kept 5 years.
    Buying Guides are available at Reference Desk.
  • COOKING WITH PAULA DEEN
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • COSMOPOLITAN
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • COUNTRY LIVING
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
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D

  • DISCOVER
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
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E

  • EMMY MAGAZINE
    Kept 1 year plus current year
  • ENTREPRENEUR
    Kept 1 year plus current year
  • ESSENCE
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
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F

  • FAMILY HANDYMAN
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • FDA CONSUMER
    Available online at http://www.fda.gov/fdac/.
  • FINE GARDENING
    Kept 1 year plus current year
  • FORBES
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • FORTUNE
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
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G

  • GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Indexed in Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature since 1909.
  • GQ (Gentlemen's Quarterly)
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • GUITAR PLAYER
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
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H

  • HARPER'S BAZAAR
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • HORTICULTURE
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • HOT ROD
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • HOUSE BEAUTIFUL
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
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I

  • No titles.
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J

  • No titles.
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K

  • KIPLINGER'S PERSONAL FINANCE MAGAZINE
    Online: Search "Journals, Magazines, & Newspapers" in NC Live
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L

  • No titles.
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M

  • 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.
  • MID MOD TREASURES (formerly TREASURES)
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
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N

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O

  • OUR STATE
    Most recent 2 issues shelved in Magazine Reading Area.
    Back issues in North Carolina Collection -- NCC Magazines.
  • OUT MAGAZINE
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
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P

  • PC GAMER
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • PEOPLE WEEKLY
    Current year.
  • PIONEER WOMAN
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • POPULAR MECHANICS
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • PREVENTION
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
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Q

  • No titles.
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R

  • READER'S DIGEST
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • READER'S DIGEST (Large Print)
    Current issue only.
  • ROLLING STONE
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
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S

  • SATURDAY REVIEW
    1980 - 1985 issues available on microfilm. [Storage. Ask at Reference Desk.]
  • SCIENCE NEWS
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    In NC Live from 1985 to present (full text).
  • SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
    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.
  • SOUND AND VISION
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • SOUTHERN LIVING
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    An index to recipes published in the magazine's annual cookbook compilations from 1979 - 1999 is shelved in Reference R641.5 SOU.
  • SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
    Current year.
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T

  • TASTE OF HOME
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Search our Catalog for "Taste of Home" to locate recipe collections.
  • TASTE OF THE SOUTH
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • TIME
    Current year.
    1923 - 1933 and 1980 - 1997 available on microfilm shelved in Microfilm Cabinet; ask at Reference Desk.
    Indexed in Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature (1935 to 2002) and in Biography Index.
  • TRAVEL + LEISURE
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
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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
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Indexed in Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature.
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W

  • WASHINGTON REPORT ON MIDDLE EAST AFFAIRS
    Online: Search "Journals, Magazines, & Newspapers" in NC Live
  • WILDLIFE IN NORTH CAROLINA
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
    Indexed since 1992 in the North Carolina Periodicals Index.
  • WIRED
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
  • WOMAN'S DAY
    Kept 1 year plus current year.
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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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