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Magazines and Newspapers: Home

This guide will assist you locate magazines, newspapers as well as articles in the databases held by the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library system.

Find Magazine & Journal Articles

Looking for articles on a certain subject? Know the title of an article but you don't know the name of the magazine it was published in? Want to find articles by a certain author?  The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library enables our users to connect to the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL). AVL provides online access to many library and information resources for all students, teachers and residents of Alabama. In general, AVL is a collection of various databases that includes organized data on certain subjects, that have popular magazine, scholarly journal and newspaper articles useful for research. For example, use these426574%40sessionmgr1 AVL databases to search through multiple publications at once:


HelpDesk Support

The AVL helpdesk can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. by calling 256-971-7487 or 1-800-276-0370. Voice-mail is available for reporting after-hours problems. You may send e-mail questions and comments to us at The AVL helpdesk is coordinated by the Alabama Supercomputer Authority, a technology and Internet partner for Alabama's education community.

Dependent upon your Internet provider, some library users might experience problems in accessing AVL from home.  If so, please visit the nearest Branch of the Huntsville-Madison County Library for assistance in setting up an AVL account with a user name and password.

This is not to be confused with your library card number and PIN.

What is my library card number?

Your 14-digit library card number begins with 2156200 and when using this number to log-in
the library's online catalog, DO NOT add spaces.

What is my PIN?

Your PIN is a four-digit number that was set up when you first received your library card. If you
do not know your PIN or want to change it, you must come to the Main library or a Branch near
you with current photo I.D. to request it or change your PIN.


The Library subscribes to magazines in print as well as thousands of electronic
full-text magazines and journals accessed through databases in the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL).

Read full-text articles from magazines or research academic peer-reviewed journals, 24-hours a day, without leaving home.

Learn what magazine titles we maintain by searching our online catalog using the title or obtain an article by accessing a database in AVL via our online catalog ( )using keyword or subject.


In 2016, The Huntsville Madison County Public Library unveiled a new service called Flipster. Flipster is an electronic platform that allows patrons to view a selection of magazine electronically. To view the Flipster Magazine collection, click here.

Current Subscriptions on the Second Floor of the Downtown Branch

Here is a list of the current subscriptions at the Downtown Branch.


Advocate w/ Out

Air and Space Smithsonian

Alabama Game and Fish

Alabama Gardener

Alabama Heritage

AARP Bulletin

AARP Magazine

American Rifleman



Architectural Digest

Artists Magazine


Atlantic Monthly

Automobile Magazine

Aviation Week and Space Technology


Birmingham Arts Journal

Black Enterprise

Bloomberg Businesweek

Business Alabama

Car and Driver


Chess Life

Coin World

Conde Nast Traveler

Consumer Reports


Country Living

Dance Magazine


Do It Yourself




Entertainment Weekly


Family Handyman

Field and Stram


Focus on Healthy Aging

Food Network Magazine


Good Housekeeping


Guns and Ammo

Harpers Magazine

Harvard Health Letter

Hot Rod


Kiplinger Personal Finance

Mayo Clinic Health Letter

McCalls Quilting

Mens Health

Military Heritage

Mother Earth News

Motor Trend



Muscle and Fitness

National Geographic

National Review

New York

New Yorker

O: The Oprah Magazine


Poets and Writers Magazine

Popular Mechanics

Popular Photography

Popular Science


Reader's Digest

Road and Track

Rolling Stone

Saturday Evening Post

Science NEws

Sci- Fi


Southern Living

Sports Illustrated


Vegetarian Times


Weekly Standard

Whispering Wing


Womans Day

Womens Health

Writers Digest

Yoga Journal


Advertiser Gleam

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Birmingham News

The Clarion

The Guardian Weekly

The Huntsville Times

Investors Business Weekly

Madison County Record

The New York Review of Books

New York Times Book Review

Redstone Rocket

USA Today

Wall Street Journal

Subject Guide