News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 04/23/2013
Subject :

Current Magazines Available on iPads at Palo Alto City Library
Contact : Diane Lai, Division Head    (650) 329-2517

Palo Alto, CA - All five branches of the Palo Alto City Library now offer iPads for in-house reading of current magazines. With freshly updated subscription-only content, these digital magazines provide a new, attractive reading experience for customers at their local neighborhood library. Digital magazine issues offer visual content in a glossy format, just like reading the print magazines. Many digital magazines also offer enhanced content, such as video and audio media or the ability to make text larger, unavailable in the more traditional static print format.

Following a pilot project at the Temporary Mitchell Park Library to test the magazines in a tablet format, each branch now has an Apple iPad pre-loaded with magazine apps. Currently, readers may have access to more than 20 magazines on the library iPads, including popular titles like National Geographic, People, The Economist, Sunset, Vogue and Wired. Library iPads may be checked out for two hours of in-library use with a valid Palo Alto library card.

“With the magazine publishing industry transitioning to digital content formats, the Library is pleased to offer the public the most current digital issues of popular magazines inside our libraries. Our customers can still continue to check out  copies of print magazines to take home and enjoy for up to a week,” said Library Director Monique le Conge. 

For more information about this and other library services, please visit the website at or call 650-329-2436.