Curbside Magazines

“Free Money,” “Best Cars of 2020,” “Say Cheesecake!,” “Build a Deck in a Weekend.” These are some of the cover articles of a few of our most popular magazines. In the age of curbside pickup, you can still read our extensive collection of print magazines.

Back when the library was open, you may have noticed a small box in the Reading Room, where our magazines are shelved, in which you could submit suggestions for new magazine titles to add to our shelves. It’s a small nod to the commitment we put into our magazine collection. We currently have 174 unique titles, as well as over 3,500 back issues of these titles. This year, we have added 4 new titles, including the popular The Magnolia Journal, by the author of bestselling cookbook, Magnolia Table

Recently, we have made an adjustment which allows our patrons to check out our newest magazine issues, instead of having the typical one month wait before the item can circulate. This allows you to get your hands on some of our most popular magazines like The Atlantic, The New Yorker, People, and Sports Illustrated, oftentimes within days of our receiving the issue.

This all sounds nice, but how can you get your hands on our print magazines? And how can you browse our magazine titles right from your computer or mobile device? We promise, it couldn’t be simpler to add magazines to your next curbside pickup order. Here’s how to do it:

How to browse and search our print magazine titles:

  1. Go to the library catalog at
  2. Leave the search bar blank
  3. From the second drop-down box labeled “All Formats”, select “Magazine/Journal”
  4. From the third drop-down box labeled “NOBLE (All Libraries)”, select “Marblehead”
  5. Click “Search”

This will bring up a list of all of our magazine records, organized by most popular, first. Under the “Sort By” drop-down box, you’ll have the option to organize the list alphabetically, or by publication date.

How to order magazines for curbside pickup:

The process of ordering magazines for curbside pickup is identical to ordering any other library item for pickup! For curbside pickup instructions, visit the main page of this blog.

As with all of our items, each returned item is quarantined, and the utmost care is taken in retrieving and packaging your items for pickup. So you can rest assured that your request has been handled in the safest way possible.

So the next time you put in an order for Curbside Pickup, why not throw in a couple of print magazines? Maybe, just maybe, you’ll learn how to build a deck in a weekend.

If you have any suggestions for new magazine titles we should add to our collections, please comment below!