Digital Magazines

A hand holding a smartphone with the Libby app open

Access more than 3,000 popular magazine titles on your computer, iPad, iPhone, or Android mobile device with the free Libby, by OverDrive app.

When you check out a magazine through OverDrive, there are no checkout limits or waiting lists! Features include:

  • Popular titles such as Us Weekly, National Geographic, Good Housekeeping, Vanity Fair, and Rolling Stone
  • Special interest titles such as PC World, Bon Appetit, Minecraft World, and Women's Fitness
  • Titles in a variety of languages including Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, German, French, and more
  • Rolling 3 years of back issues, wherever available

Checkout Limits

There are no limits to the number of magazines you can check out. When you check out a magazine through the Libby app or OverDrive website, you'll be able to choose a loan period of 7, 14, or 21 days.

Get the App

Take your Wichita Public Library e-books and e-audiobooks on the go with the free Libby, by OverDrive app, available on Android and Apple devices.

App Store Google Play

Frequently Asked Questions

  • No, this service is free to you courtesy of the Wichita Public Library.

  • Yes, back issues are available for many magazines:

    • To access back issues in the Libby, by OverDrive mobile app, search for the magazine you are interested in, then tap the magazine's name or front cover to get a page with information about the magazine. Scroll down until you reach a list of previous issues, then select the one you want to read.
    • To access back issues in our OverDrive website, search for the magazine you are interested in, then select the magazine's name or front cover to get a page with information about the magazine. On this page, there is a "select another issue" dropdown menu. Select the issue you want to read.
  • No, the app is not required. Using your mobile device's web browser, you can access libbyapp.com and read magazines with a similar experience to the app as long as you have an internet connection. Or if you prefer the desktop reading experience, you can visit our OverDrive website.

  • Yes, both the both the website and mobile app support searching within a magazine.

  • We began offering about 50 digital magazine titles through Flipster in 2020. With OverDrive, we are able to provide access to approximately 3,900 titles, including most of the magazines offered through Flipster. BookPage, Consumer Reports Buying Guide, and People are not available in OverDrive, but unfortunately our financial resources do not support subscribing to both platforms. Our subscription to Flipster ended on March 31, 2022.

© Wichita Public Library. All rights reserved.