Incredible as it sounds, you can get free subscriptions for your library.
Periodicals are a huge line item in any library budget. Many times we buy magazines only to find they were not really worth the price. Now you can apply to receive a trial one-year subscription to many of the most popular magazines.
FreeBizMag.com allows you to apply for free magazines. This allows publishers to promote their periodicals, and you to try them for one year. No credit cards or purchase orders are necessary. You will receive emails asking if you are interesting in a free trial of a specific publication. Of course they want you to receive email newsletters from other organizations. Just select the "No Thanks" box if you are not interested.
No, I'm not talking obscure magazines that no one will want to read. I currently receive Psychology Today, Opera News, Elle Decor, Scuba Diver, Seventeen, and several others. You only receive the subscription for one year. After that you will receive a renewal notice. You can choose to renew or not. Sometimes the renewal offer is less than periodical service rates.
This great offer allows you to determine if your patrons will read a specific periodical before purchasing it. Some magazines I don't keep back issues of and others I do. One magazine is used as a monthly giveaway at one the teen book clubs. FreeBizMag allows publishers to get more of their magazines into readers hands and increase their subscribers.