Newspapers & Magazines

Contrary to popular belief, periodicals aren't extinct yet! BCPL subscribes to over 50 popular magazines and five local newspapers, and we make them available to you at our branch locations.

  • Newspapers cannot be checked out, but they are here daily for you to peruse. We subscribe to The Pioneer News, Bullitt County's local news journal, as well as The Kentucky Standard, the paper for Nelson County, and The Spencer Magnet, Taylorsville's news. We also receive The Courier Journal, Jefferson County's newspaper, and for Kentucky sports fans, The Cat's Pause.
  • Magazines are available for checkout, but only for past editions. The most recent issue of our print magazines cannot be checked out, but you're welcome to read them at your branch in one of our comfy chairs. We have a fascinating mix of popular and niche periodicals. View a complete listing of BCPL print subscriptions >>

Modern periodicals aren't the only ones we carry. Many more archived articles and papers are available in our genealogy collection—some printed and some on microfilm. If you need help finding them or using them, let a reference librarian know!

If you've joined the digital revolution, you can also access hundreds of digital periodicals for a variety of ages and interests.

  • Flipster

    Flipster is a next-generation magazine service that lets users browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines for free, courtesy of the library. Magazine categories include arts & crafts, business & money, entertainment, home & garden, science & technology, and so much more! Flipster offers convenient access and a user-friendly reading experience. Magazines can be read online with your computer, smartphone, or tablet or downloaded to your mobile device for offline access.

  • Hoopla

    Hoopla is a streaming video, music, e-book, and audiobook service bringing thousands of movies, TV shows, full music albums, and audiobooks directly to your computer or mobile device—with instant, simultaneous access and NO WAITLISTS or late fines, ever! Plus, with the recent addition of Highlights for Children, Hoopla now offers digital magazines!

  • Kentucky Libraries Unbound

    Kentucky Libraries Unbound powered by OverDrive allows you to download audio books, e-books, video, and music to your PC, Mac®, or one of many mobile devices.You can check out up to 10 items at a time with your library card and PIN. Certain software downloads are required for use (OverDrive® Media Console™ for audiobooks, music, and video; Adobe® Digital Editions for e-books).

  • New York Times Digital

    Free access to all current New York Times articles online. Read the New York Times on any library computer or Wi-Fi network, or get an access code good for 24 hours to read outside the Library or through the New York Times app. You will need to set up a New York Times account with your e-mail address to read unlimited articles.