Periodicals List

Essex Exclusive Digital ContentDownload eBooks, Audiobooks, Magazines, and Videos!

Essex Library offers a large selection of downloadable magazines via RBDigital, exclusively for Essex patrons. Browse from your library’s collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, no fines, and no limit to the number of issues you can download.

Magazines and PeriodicalsOr if you’re visiting the library, we have these titles in print:

American Girl
The Atlantic
Better Homes And Gardens
Bon Appetit
Boy’s Life
Connecticut Gardener
Connecticut Magazine
Connecticut Wildlife
Consumer Reports
Family Fun
Fine Gardening
Foreign Affairs
Kenyon Review
Martha Stewart Living
Men’s Health
National Geographic
New York Magazine
The New Yorker
Real Simple
Sports Illustrated For Kids
Travel & Leisure
Vanity Fair
Wooden Boat
Working Mother
Yankee Magazine


Financial Times
Hartford Courant
The New York Times
Valley Courier
Wall Street Journal


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Due to staggered reopening of libraries, delays in deliveries, and materials quarantining, Essex Library is continuing our waivers on overdue fines. Due dates will still apply to library materials. Thank you for helping us share materials in a timely way with all patrons.

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