How To Get Access To Hundreds Of Magazines At Home For Free

libraryHere is a great money hack that most people are not familiar with. Most libraries offer free, 24/7 at-home access through your computer to money-saving publications like Consumer Reports, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s National Business and Financial Weekly, and many other top business magazines and professional and trade journals. This is just in personal finance area. There are a large variety of other magazines in almost every topic imaginable which you can also access from home.

The best part is it doesn’t cost you anything to access them. All you need is a library card and your home computer with Internet service. Of course you can always go to the lib


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7 Responses to How To Get Access To Hundreds Of Magazines At Home For Free

  1. Wes D. says:

    Yes, just as you stated in the article I went to the San Francisco main library website and there under articles & databases is a huge list of what’s available. Makes me want to go out and get my library card renewed. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Tracey says:

    And I forgot to add, I also think this will be an extremely valuable resource for my children to research their school reports. The information contained in the magazines is more authoritative than wikipedia or many online sources, but now is just as easily accessible.

  3. My Day says:

    Thanks for the advice! I always get so annoyed when I cannot get the Consumer Reports I search for when picking a purchase….I don’t want to get the online membership for like 30 bucks….and I just used our local library system and that, plus tons of other helpful stuff is right on there, just just a form to fill out and a few clicks :)

  4. Jason says:

    If your public library does not have the publications you are looking for, another option (for college alumni) is to see if you can purchase an Alumni membership to the library at your alma mater. Colleges tend to have a very robust catalog of periodicals and journals, accessed through services such as EBSCOhost. Certainly this option will cost somewhat more that ‘free’ ($30/year in the case of my college), but if the public library cannot supply what you need, this option may still be cheaper than subscriptions to individual magazines/websites.

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