I'm pretty sure that I could easily kill an afternoon reading through library magazines. There's just so much available, so much variety. Once in a while when I tell someone that I work in a library, the response is along the lines of "I'm not that into books."
I'm willing to bet that almost everyone can find a magazine to match their interests. Probably most people know that libraries subscribe to magazines, but I don't think everyone realizes the scope of our collections - the variety is spectacular, from 1843 to Zyzzyva, including foreign language and international magazines, and a few large print subscriptions too. Magazines almost seem quaint these days, but they are a terrific resource.
For researchers, KCLS subscribes to a number of online magazine and journal databases. We can also usually get a photocopy of a specific article from magazines or journals we do not subscribe to. And of course KCLS purchases eye-popping eContent in the form of RBdigital Magazines. I like to have a magazine when I don't have a lot of time to spend reading, or just to keep up on a favorite topic. One note of caution - back issues do check out but only for 1 week! With RBdigital Magazines, you never have to return an issue. How great is that!