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We've Added THOUSANDS of New eMagazines

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At the Des Moines Public Library, we’ve just added a massive number of eMagazines to our digital collection on RBDigital. More than 3,700 titles, in fact!

How many magazines is 3,700? Imagine print issues stacked from floor to ceiling in your living room. Thankfully, all those magazines now fit in your computer, phone, or tablet. With all these titles, you’ll be able to find a magazine that’s current and relevant to anything you may find of interest.

Check out just the sampling of magazine subjects below, and then go to our RBDigital portal to get started with reading free eMagazines.

Don't forget to check out other eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming video, and more on our Stream & Download page.


Car and Driver


Car and Driver Magazine
Car and Driver
is the most popular automobile magazine in America. Covering the industry since 1955, it has in-depth reviews and analysis, features, exclusive reports from auto shows, and advice for car owners and buyers.

Other automobile magazines: Popular Mechanics, Road & Track, Motor Trend¸ Hemmings Classic Car, Hemmings Motor News


Home & Garden

Good Housekeeping


Good Housekeeping
For more than 130 years, Good Housekeeping has been providing information and inspiration for home décor, food and recipes, beauty and style products, and more. The Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval has become a valued endorsement over the years due to Good Housekeeping’s rigorous testing process.

Other Home & Garden magazines: Country Living, Southern Home, House Beautiful, This Old House, HGTV Magazine


Food and Cooking

Taste of Home


Taste of Home
Taste of Home
was first published in 1993, focusing on recipes and information geared toward home cooks. This means the recipes they publish are practical – they’re created by every day and tried in the Taste of Home test kitchen. The result is a popular magazine with family recipes, food preparation secrets, and humorous, heart-warming stories about time spent cooking.  

Other food and cooking magazines: Bon Appetit, Food Network Magazine, Taste of the South, Clean Eating, Wine Spectator


Crafts and Hobbies

American Craft


American Craft
Published by the nonprofit American Craft Council, American Craft helps creative people to see the world with fresh eyes. Its memorable stories and images inspire readers to craft a conscientious, expressive life they feel good about. The magazine celebrates the age-old human impulse to make things by hand, in order to communicate, learn, heal, and connect.

Other craft and hobbies magazines: Quilting Arts Magazine, Interweave Crochet, Popular Woodworker, This Old House


Current Affairs

The New Yorker


The New Yorker
At nearly 100 years old, The New Yorker provides a combination of in-depth reporting and political and cultural commentary with fiction, poetry, and humor pieces. It has won more National Magazine Awards than any magazine in history.

Other current affairs magazines: The Week, Mother Jones, New York Magazine, Reason, Vanity Fair



Us Weekly


Us Weekly
Us Weekly is one of the nation's most popular celebrity and entertainment magazines. Covering celebrity relationships, trends in beauty and fashion and more, Us Weekly always has the latest buzz and gossip on movie stars, athletes, and other celebrities. 

Other entertainment magazines: Reader's Digest, TV Guide Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, Soap Opera Digest, OK! Magazine


Computers and Technology



WIRED's mission is to illuminate how technology touches and changes every aspect of our live. Stories in WIRED investigate new technology’s impact on culture, business, science, design, and more. In the pages of WIRED, you’ll find product reviews, investigative reporting, profiles, thoughts on current affairs, and more.

Other computers and technology magazines: Macworld, PC Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Sound & Vision, Residential Tech Today


Women’s Interests

Woman's Day


Women’s Day
Women’s Day is one of the most popular and successful magazines in the country. It covers a broad range of subjects, such as health and fitness, families and relationships, fashion, home décor, and more. If you’re looking for easy and affordable recipes for the family, you’ll find it here. If you’re looking for ways to sneak exercise into a busy day, you’ll find it here too.

Other women’s interest magazines: Elle, Marie Claire, Oxygen, O, The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Vogue


Men’s Interests



bills itself as a magazine for men, but without a niche. Instead, as former editor-in-chief David Granger once said, Esquire is about “the interests, the curiosity, and the passions of men.” It covers everything from fashion and money to sports and health to news and politics and much more.

Other men’s interest magazines: GQ, Men’s Journal, Maxim, duPont REGISTRY, GQ Style


Art and Architecture

Architectural Digest


Architectural Digest
Originally a magazine that just covered California, Architectural Digest is now the go-to magazine for international design talents, innovative homes and products, inspiring decorating ideas, culture, travel, and more. From original coverage of the interior design worlds to examinations of celebrity style, AD is a fascinating look at the world of design.

Other art and architecture magazines: Writer’s Digest, Outdoor Photographer, Southwest Art, Creative Nonfiction, American Fine Art Magazine


The Advocate


The Advocate
The Advocate
is the oldest LGBTQ publication in the United States, founded in 1967 – two years before the Stonewall riots. It covers a broad range of topics, including representation in Hollywood, political issues, families, finances, and more.

Other LGBTQ magazines: OUT, Attitude, DIVA


Outdoors and Recreation



In its first issue in 1978, Outside’s staff stated it was dedicated to covering the people, activities, politics, art, and literature of the outdoors. It’s certainly maintained that mission over the 40 years. In each issue, you’ll find unique stories about how people intersect with the natural world, as well as reviews on gear, travel destinations, and more.

Other outdoors and recreation magazines:
Golf Magazine, Runner’s World, Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Audubon Magazine


Published on October 07, 2020
Last Modified October 19, 2020