Reduce Holiday Shopping Stress – Consumer Reports™ Info is Free from Your Library

Holiday shopping can be so hectic. Are you thinking about buying something special for your family for Christmas? Considering a new TV or smartphone? There are so many choices out there it can be overwhelming! Before you make that next big purchase, take a look at Consumer Reports, opens a new window™. Many of you may already know that copies of Consumer Reports™ magazine are available to borrow at many branches of the St. Tammany Parish Library.

You can also find the annual Consumer Reports Buying Guide, opens a new window™ and Consumer Reports Used Car Buying Guide, opens a new window™ at the front desk at several of our branches.

For those of you who enjoy 24/7 online availability, we are happy to provide access to current and past Consumer Reports™ articles directly from this website. The articles are available to library users through an online resource called MasterFILE Premier, opens a new window. To access MasterFILE Premier when you're not at the library, you will need to enter your 14-digit library card number (just the numbers, no spaces) when prompted. Any time you want to research your next big purchase, begin at this website,, opens a new window, and follow these directions, opens a new window to find Consumer Reports™ information online, including charts you can print out and bring with you when you go to the store.

If you need help using any of St. Tammany Parish Library's resources, please contact one of our reference librarians, opens a new window

Happy Shopping!