Newspapers & Magazines

Contrary to popular belief, periodicals aren't extinct yet! BCPL subscribes to over 60 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 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. Gardeners will love Kentucky Gardener, Mother Earth News, and Better Homes & Gardens, while the food enthusiast will want to pick up Cooking With Paula Deen or Food Network Magazine. Those handy patrons who enjoy making things will like Do it Yourself, and our outdoorsmen will enjoy Shooting Sportsman.

Some of the nation's most popular magazines are waiting for you to check them out! Elle, Glamour, Seventeen, and People are all a part of our circulation. We even have children's magazines! Zoobooks and National Geographics Kids are both great for school projects, and Highlights for Children stimulates minds with fun puzzles and activities.

View a complete listing of BCPL 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 download the Flipster app to your smart phone or tablet and access even more magazines digitally!

  • 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. 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.