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Altoona Public Library subscribes to almost 100 magazines which are available to check out for one week. Current issues are not available to check out but can be browsed in the library. Our magazines are located around the seating area under our skylight.
As a library card holder, you also have access to a number of magazines online through Badgerlink, a statewide online resource. Click here to access magazines through multiple databases, including Consumer Reports and Consumer Health, other popular magazines and scholarly journals. Just ask a library staff member if you'd like help navigating these online resources.
The library subscribes to print versions of the Leader Telegram, USA Today, and the Pioneer Press. You are welcome to enjoy these newspapers in the library. We carry the current week plus one previous week of USA Today and the Pioneer Press, and we carry the current week plus three previous weeks of the Leader Telegram.
With your library card, you also have access to newspaper archives through Badgerlink, a statewide online resource. Click here to access newspapers through multiple databases, including historic newspapers dating back as far as the 1700s. Just ask a library staff member if you would like help navigating these online resources!