Access Consumer Reports Free Online

Stay informed as you shop this holiday season using Consumer Reports online, free from your library.

Just in time for holiday shopping, save money this year by checking consumer reviews, product rankings, and money-saving information found in Consumer Reports for the best and most reliable products.

The library provides free access to, the subscription website of the Consumer Reports magazine. The website provides searchable, full-text copies of the monthly Consumer Reports magazine. In addition, it also access to exclusive online-only reviews, videos, and other information for thousands of products.

You can access from the “Research” tab on the Digital Branch. If you are accessing the resource from home, you will need to enter your library card number.

Unfortunately, you can not get access to the Consumer Reports app through the library.  The app is only available to individual subscribers.

Get It for Tablet or Other Devices

You can also access at no cost a cover-to-cover, digital copy of the current and past print editions of Consumer Reports on your computer or digital device through Zinio for Libraries, our online digital magazine service. Zinio is easy to use and supported by computers and most digital devices.

Go here to get more information on how to access Consumer Reports and hundreds of other magazines at not cost.

The library also subscribes to the physical edition of Consumer Reports magazine if you prefer your product reviews in print.

Best of luck with your thrifty spending and be sure to share any success stories you have using with us!


Jeff Tate is the Digital Branch Librarian. He can help with your ebook and digital audiobook questions and ereader, smart phones, iPads, or other gadget issues, In addition, he can assist with general research questions, library database assistance, and almost anything else you find on our Digital Branch. He also trains, markets, and develops content for the Library's website, ebooks, databases, social media, and other online services. Besides his MLS, he has degrees in American History and American Studies.