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Featured magazines for OCTOBER 2021



Collection of digital magazines from the Library of Virginia.


BBC Good Food Magazine

Good Housekeeping

Money Magazine



Checkout Limit: unlimited

Checkout Period: 7-21 days

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To access this collection of magazines from the Library of Virginia, you will need to add the Library of Virginia as an additional library in either your Libby or Overdrive app.

In the Libby app:

  • Tap the Libby icon (in the bottom center of the app).  
  • Then click the "Add Library" button.
  • Search for the Library of Virginia in Richmond.   
  • When this appears you have the option to put in your library card. 
  • First click "Choose Another Location"  directly underneath.
  • Then choose "Alexandria Library"  and then enter your Alexandria Library card number. This will then add LVA's collection to your app.
  • You will need to switch between the libraries to view the magazines.  This is accomplished by clicking the Libby icon and then choosing LVA from your list.

In the Overdrive app:

  • Tap the icon in the top left corner to open the Home menu.
  • Click on "Manage Libraries".
  • Tap the "+" sign in the top right corner.
  • Search for the Library of Virginia in Richmond and add it.
  • Under "Manage Libraries" the Library of Virginia will appear, click on it to be taken to that collection.
  • Click the three line icon on the right under the "Find It Virginia" logo.
  • Click the blue "Sign In" button.
  • In the "Select Your Library" drop down menu, choose Alexandria Library.
  • Enter your Alexandria Library card number.
  • You will need to switch between the libraries to view the magazines.  Choose LVA for the magazines.


The library provides access to newspaper content through our database subscriptions. Below are quick links to major newspapers and links to the databases for other publications.



Alexandria Gazette
Browse issues from 2002-present.

Mount Vernon Gazette
Browse issues from 2002-present.

Washington Post
The Washington Post is an American daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C. 1987-Current. To access this from home click here.
Washington Post from Gale Databases (2014-current)

New York Times
The New York Times is an American daily newspaper based in New York City with a worldwide readership. The complete text of recent articles is provided in the ASCII format. The New York Times Book Review and Sunday Magazine are provided in PDF format. 1980-current. To access this from home click here.
New York Times from Gale Databases (1985-current)

USA Today
USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily middle-market newspaper that is the flagship publication of its owner, Gannett.

Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Inquirer is a public-benefit corporation that publishes a news website and two daily newspapers that serve the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is the only major daily newspaper in the metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is a major regional newspaper based in St. Louis, Missouri, serving the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Financial Times (London)
The Financial Times is a daily newspaper printed in broadsheet and published digitally that focuses on business and economic current affairs. Based in London, England.

The Times (London)
The Times is a British daily national newspaper based in London.



Black Life in America
The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media from arrival to modern day.

eJournal A-Z List
Searches our online databases that provide titles with full-text, indexed, and abstracted materials.

LGBT Magazine Archive
Archival runs of 26 of the most influential, longest-running serial publications covering LGBT interests. Includes the pre-eminent US and UK titles.

MasterFile Complete
Provides full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.

Provides access to full-text newspapers and allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields.

Washington Post Historical Newspapers
Digitized Wasington Post articles from 1877- 2003.



Click the link for the newspaper you want to access.

If you are outside of the library, you will be prompted to login.  Use your library card number to access the newspaper.

Once you are logged in, the detail page for the paper will appear.  

Click the day you wish to read.

This will produce a list of articles from that day.

Click on the title of the article to read it.  Photos and other graphics may not be available due to licensing agreements.

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Last updated: October 2021