Come into the library to take advantage of our subscriptions to more than 150 newspapers and magazines for adults, young adults and children.


We have current (daily) newspaper available for several Illinois papers including the New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Peoria Journal Star and Pekin Times in the lobby.  Back issues are available in Adult Services, beside the copy machines in the computer lab area.

Pekin Times on microfilm will still be available at the library. To research other papers from home, use our online databases.


Most magazines are located together in the Adult Services area.  A few popular magazines are in the lobby reading area.  Magazines can be checked out.   Magazines for children or young adults are held in their specific areas. We keep the most current 12 months of our magazine titles. The collection includes a huge variety of topics such as:
Hobbies – including Cat Fancy and Fons & Porters Love of Quilting
Fitness – including Bicycling and Backpacker
Health – including Eating Well, Food Network, Vegetarian and Fitness Magazine
Popular Interests – People, Money, Good Housekeeping, Parents, RealSimple, Handyman etc.