Magainzes and Newspapers at Central Library

Magazines & Newspapers
in Central Library

Locations of Magazines & Newspapers
in Central Library

Lobby Level

2nd Floor Information LINC

2nd Floor Humanities

3rd Floor Bus/Sciences

4th Floor History

Garden Level

  • Memphis Room Magazine  Collection
  • Stacks Collection
Online Databases Magazines and Newspapers

About Magazines and Newspapers in Central Library



NOTE: The title listings have been withdrawn while the they are being updated. FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
How do I search for magazine information?
Like other formats, magazine and newspaper holdings and location information can be searched and found in the Library Computer Catalog. (Searching tips: You may search by title or by subject in Easy Search. You may also search by keywords in Advanced Search and limit your results to the "Magazines/Periodicals Serials" format). If you find bibliographic information, check to see if Central Library carries the title and has the holding you're looking for. If yes, you can bring your bibliographic information to any public services desk for retrieval. If you need more help with searching our Library Computer Catalog, please ask information staff for assistance.
 
May I check out magazines?
Popular Library Magazines collection, YA comics and Children's magazines collection are the only three circulating collections. They can be checked out for 7 days. The rest of the magazines, newspapers and microfilms are all reference.
 
Where do I find current and back issues?
Current magazines and newspapers are displayed in the Magazines and Newspapers Browsing Area on the Lobby Level. Some subject specific, current magazines are displayed in the subject departments. For instance, the Business/Sciences department on the 3rd Floor has current business/sciences related and Health Information Center magazines, displays, etc. Most of the back issues are housed in the Garden Level Stacks. (Stacks on the Garden Level is a holding area that includes back issues of magazines, newspapers, and other materials). You may request these items for retrieval at any public services desk.
 
Where do I find the Commercial Appeal?
One copy of the current issue of the Commercial Appeal is in the Browsing Area on the Lobby Level. Another is on the 2nd Floor in the Information LINC area. Paper copies for the current month and past several months are housed in the Information LINC area and in the Garden Level Stacks until microfilms for these issues are received. Paper copies of the CA are discarded once microfilm is received. Microfilms of the CA are housed in History. Please check the Library Computer Catalog and with staff for information.
 
What if the article I need is on microfilm?
Most of our library's microfilms are located on the 2nd Floor in the Information LINC area. Some local interest microfilms are located on the 4th floor in the History Department. Both departments have microfilm reader machines to use and print copies if needed.
 
What if Central Library doesn't have the title I need?
You can check to see if it is available full-text in Gale Databases. If not, check with the Interlibrary Loan Department (415-2705) to see if copies of the article are available through Interlibrary Loan.

Central Magazine Collections by Title

Current Magazines & Newspapers Browsing Area
The Magazines and Newspapers Browsing Area is located on the Lobby Level of the Central Library. Most current issues of magazines carried by the Central Library are displayed there. Some current, subject oriented magazines are displayed in the subject departments. Back issues are sent to the Garden Level Stacks.
 
Popular Library Circulating Magazines
The Popular Library Magazine Collection satisfies our customer's needs for magazines of popular interest. This is one of the three circulating magazine collections at the Central Library. This collection is available for 7-day checkout. It is housed in the Popular Library Room on the Lobby Level. Titles in this collection are occasionally de-selected or "weeded" based on the space availability and the condition of the magazines. Since this collection is cataloged differently, materials that are checked out may not be indicated, therefore, a note "Available for check-out. Set may be incomplete" is on every item.
 
5 Year Collection
The 5 Year Collection (4 years plus current year) consists of approximately 100 titles that are bound due to frequent retrieval. These titles along with magazine directories, indexes such as Readers' Guide to Periodical Index, and consumer reports are housed on the 2nd floor in the Information Linc area. Current issues of these magazines are housed on the Lobby Level in the Browsing Area. Some recent issues are at the bindery or in the Garden Level Stacks being prepared for binding. If available, they can be retrieved. Please check with Librarians for assistance. Magazines in this collection that are older than 5 years are housed in the Garden Level Stacks.
 
Microfilm Collection
Most of our library's microfilms are located on the 2nd Floor in the Information LINC area. Microfilm reader machines are available to use and print copies if needed.
 
Business/Sciences
Business/Sciences subject specific magazines are housed on the 3rd floor. Business/Sciences has several Centers - Health Information, Job & Career, Small Business, Non-Profit, and Grants. Each of these Centers has subject specific magazines on display. In addition, print Patents are housed in Business/Sciences.
 
History
History Department, located on the 4th floor, has current history, Memphis related, and genealogy related magazines and newsletters. History also has quite a collection of local interest microfilms. Microfilm reader machines are available to use and print copies if needed.
 
Humanities
Humanities Department has circulating Young Adult collection and comics on the 2nd floor. The Humanities Reader's Center houses some reader's advisory magazines. The current issues of Billboard, Sporting News and TV Guide are housed at the public service desk.
 
Children's
Regular Magazines in the Children's Department are all circulating, except Children's comics which are reference.
 
Professional Collection
The current 3 years of library professional journals are housed in the Professional Collection on the Lobby Level. Back issues are housed in the Garden Level Stacks.

Updated August 23, 2011