Library Journal is now available on your iPad!

lj app1 Library Journal AppsGet the new digital edition of Library Journal to see everything you love about the magazine come to life on the iPad.

Best of all—it is part of your paid subscription for the print magazine! Subscribers can download the latest issues from the Newsstand in the App Store™ at no cost, while non-subscribers can preview and purchase individual issues at their leisure, or get a digital-only subscription.

The digital edition is easy to access—just download the Library Journal App and log in as a print subscriber with your subscription number (found on issue mailing label), or purchase a digital-only subscription or individual issues.

Then start reading!

Once you’re in, don’t forget to share content with your colleagues as you read using the Clippings feature. Just tap with two fingers anywhere on the screen to start sharing articles, reviews, and pictures via email or your favorite social networks.


Updated May 2, 2013

What is it?

Each issue of Library Journal starting with January 1, 2013 is available in its entirety through the Library Journal app. Every page of each print issue is replicated in the digital edition including all articles, reviews, and advertisements.

How much does it cost?

The App itself is free in the Apple App Store (iPad only; it’s not currently available for iPhones, Android, or Kindle devices at this time). At least one complete issue will be available for free download. Digital-only subscriptions can be purchased, or individual issues can be previewed and purchased for the price displayed (currently $8.99 each but subject to change). Print subscribers to Library Journal have free access to their issues through the app via their active subscription number.

iOS newstand Library Journal Apps

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Who can have it?

Anyone can download the app free of charge and can preview issues available for purchase. Print subscribers can enter their subscription number (found on issue mailing label) to get access to their issues at no additional charge.

What devices are supported?

At this time, the Library Journal digital edition is only available on the iPad. We do not yet have it available for iPhones, Android, or Kindle devices.

Can I buy a tablet-only subscription?

Yes! We have launched digital-only subscriptions, currently available through the App Store. We will have a direct subscription option launching shortly.

Several of us share a single print subscription at our library. Can we all get the digital edition on our devices?

A single print subscription gives you the right to access digital issues on a single iPad. If you require greater access please contact subscriber service to discuss group subscription discounts:

LIBRARY JOURNAL, PO Box 5881, Harlan, IA 51593-1381; telephone 1-800-588-1030; outside the US: 1-515-247-2984; email: LJLcustserv@cdsfulfillment.

What happens when my print or digital subscription ends?

You will retain access to all issues that you downloaded prior to the end of your subscription but will not be able to download any issues dated after your expire date.

What if I have more questions?

Contact customer support via email at