Saturday, May 8, 2010

Magazines You Can Check Out

The Magazines & Newspapers Center literally has hundreds of magazines you can browse and peruse through in our Reading Room, but you can only read them while you are in the library. Are you aware, however, that we also have a Circulating Periodicals Collection? Instead of staying at the library, you can actually check magazines out as you normally do with other library items--up to 3 weeks!

At the Main Library, go to the 1st floor and there you'll find our Circulating Periodicals Collection. Or even better, visit your local branch library, and you'll find a wider selection of titles there. To see if your branch library carries a particular title, follow these steps:

1. Go to the SFPL home page and run a search for a title such as Vogue.

2. Next, you'll see a page of search results. Go ahead and select Vogue or just click on Show library holdings, and you'll pull up the full record:

3. Scroll down the record and look for a section that says "Library Has," and you'll find a list of branch libraries that carry back issues of Vogue.

The Magazines & Newspapers Center has many more titles that do not circulate, so you are more than welcome to drop by anytime to peruse our collection.

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