Magazines & Newspapers
A variety of newspapers and magazines are available at each library and on the bookmobile. The Columbia library has a wide range of current magazines plus newspapers from around the state and select major U.S. cities on the third floor mezzanine. Current issues are available for browsing and one year of back issues for most magazines and comics can be checked out, limit 5 items per check-out.
In the Columbia library, you'll also find magazine collections for children and teens in their respective areas. The back issues are available for check-out.
Digital Magazines (Zinio)
Download and read over 100 popular magazines for free on your computer, tablet or smart phone. Your magazines never have to be checked back in and do not expire.
You can also find and read articles in hundreds of magazines online with EBSCO and other databases to which the library subscribes.
Newspapers on Microfilm
The library has a collection of newspaper microfilms which may be accessed any time the library is open. Staff will do limited searching for articles and obituaries if specific information is provided (e.g. an exact date of death for obituary records). List of available newspaper microfilms.
Comics & Graphic Novels
DBRL has a collection of serial comics for kids and teens, including titles like Archie, Sonic, Superman and Batman. You can read comics in the library, or check them out. We also have comics, manga and graphic novels in bound paperback and hardback formats for kids, teens and adults which you can check out.
You can borrow a selection of digital comics and graphic novels through our Hoopla service to read online or on your device.
In the Columbia Public Library, look for teen and adult graphic novels on the second floor, in the Genre Fiction section, shelved by title or series name. In the Callaway County and Southern Boone County libraries, graphic novels are in the nonfiction section at or near call number 741.59. Teen and adult nonfiction are shelved together; "YA" titles are marked with a sticker on the spine.