Library Offers Digital Magazines for Free

Fontana Regional Library now offers anyone with a library card free access to eMagazines for reading on any mobile device or computer. This new service joins our popular eBooks and digital audiobooks selection – all available 24/7 from the library’s digital collection.

Borrowed magazines can be enjoyed immediately in your web browser or can be downloaded to the free Libby app for mobile devices. No matter how you plan to enjoy your selection, titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

Magazines can be checked out for 2 weeks, with a limit of 6 checkouts at a time. All titles are available at any time, with no holds necessary. Magazines do NOT count toward the eBook checkout limit of 4 titles at a time.

With fifty popular magazines to choose from, this new collection is guaranteed to have something for everyone. Titles include Star, Newsweek, The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Food Network, TV Guide, Saveur, and many more.  With each new issue, back issues remain available for checkout.

This new e-iNC service, powered by OverDrive, is free with your library card. To get started enjoying digital magazines as well as eBooks and audiobooks, visit  or download the Libby reading app.

Celebrate September with a Free Library Card

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Fontana Regional Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that people of all ages have the most important tool for lifelong learning — a free library card.  Library cards are free to everyone who lives, works, or owns property in North Carolina.

“Our libraries provide access and programs for everyone,” says Library Director Karen Wallace. “Adults and children alike can develop and pursue new interests, or find recreational reading and activities. There’s really something for everyone, and it’s all free with a library card.”

The same card that allows checkout of books and other materials in the library also provides access to a host of digital resources from home or anywhere else, including streaming video service featuring classic and independent movies and documentaries, as well as eBooks and eAudiobooks for use on all devices. Fifty popular magazine titles have been added to our digital collection recently and are available for checkout with no wait times or overdue fines.

Many electronic resources, as well as books and audiobooks, are also available to all K-12 public school students, who now have a library account automatically set up for them through their schools (without a physical card), using one of their student ID numbers. This program, co-sponsored by the State Library, is called StudentAccess.

For more information, please go to or call Hudson Library at 828-526-3031. Hudson Library, 554 Main Street in Highlands, is open 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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