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Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter St.
Athens, GA 30606
1-855-583-2822
706-613-3655

Open Monday-Friday
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(Closed 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month)

Magazine List

Audio Cartridge/BARD | Braille/BARD  E-Braille

Audio Cartridge/BARD

  • American History (bimonthly) Articles about the full spectrum of the history of North America
  • Analog Science Fiction and Fact (10 issues/year) Short stories, novelettes, and features with science-fiction themes.
  • Asimov's Science Fiction (10 issues/year) Short stories, novelettes, and features with science-fiction themes.
  • The Atlantic (10 issues/year) Articles on politics and current issues; fiction by contemporary American writers.
  • Das Beste aus Reader's Digest (monthly) German edition of Reader's Digest.
  • Bon Appétit (monthly) Articles on cooking, entertainment, and travel; recipes from well-known restaurants.
  • Consumer Reports (monthly) In-depth articles that rate consumer products tested for quality, durability, and safety. Also features general-interest topics such as health and money management.
  • Contemporary Soundtrack: A Review of Pop, Jazz, Rock, and Country (bimonthly)
    A sampler of articles from national magazines on jazz, rock, country, and pop music.
  • Cricket: The Realm of Imagination (9 issues/year) Stories, poems, and articles by internationally known authors. Also includes songs, jokes, and crafts. For ages nine through fourteen. Packaged with National Geographic Kids.
  • Diabetes Forecast: The Healthy Living Magazine (monthly)  Articles on health care, nutrition, and research findings. Published by the American Diabetes Association.
  • Discover Magazine: Science for the Curious (10 issues/year) Articles on ecology, natural history, science, and technology. Features news on breakthroughs in science, technology, and medicine. Includes book reviews, brain bogglers (puzzles), and awards for technological innovations.
  • Ebony: It's More than a Magazine, It's a Movement (11 issues/year) Articles on food, dress, leisure, travel, and personalities emphasizing achievements of African Americans.
  • The Economist (51 issues/year) Offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology, and the arts. (UK)
  • Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine: World's Leading Mystery Magazine (10 issues/year)
    Mystery stories by established authors in the field and by new, previously unpublished writers.
  • Foreign Affairs (bimonthly) Analysis of issues by statesmen, diplomats, and scholars and trends in international politics, law, and economics.
  • France-Amérique: Le Journal Français des États-Unis (11 issues/year) News analysis, trends, interviews, book and film reviews, travel, advice, and resources to perfect French-language skills; information about the French American community.
  • Good Housekeeping (monthly) Articles on family and home management with features on food and decorating.
  • Health and Nutrition Newsletters (monthly) Selections from Johns Hopkins Medicine on medical conditions of special interest to older adults, nutritional information, and ways to maintain good health. Publication includes Health after Fifty; Mayo Clinic Health Letter: Tools for Healthier Lives; and Nutrition Action Healthletter.
  • Horticulture: The Art and Science of Smart Gardening (bimonthly) Gardening trends, products, and projects for amateur gardeners.
  • Magazine of the Month (monthly) Special NLS program designed to provide a limited substitute for newsstand browsing. Readers are sent a different magazine each month.
  • Money (monthly) Articles on money-management, consumer, and family issues; includes regular columns with news and advice on jobs, taxes, Social Security, investments, products, and services.
  • The Musical Mainstream (quarterly) Selected articles from national magazines about classical music, music criticism, and music teaching; announces new NLS music acquisitions.
  • The Nation (41 issues/year) Covers foreign affairs, local and national politics, education, and law. Reviews films, theater, books, and the arts.
  • National Geographic (monthly) Articles on world geography and cultures, plant and animal life, space exploration, and ancient history.
  • National Geographic Kids (10 issues/year) Articles for children about people, places, customs, animals, and plants. Packaged with Cricket.
  • National Review (24 issues/year) Presents a conservative viewpoint on business, politics, economics, education, and other subjects.
  • The New York Times Book Review (weekly) Literary articles and book reviews from the Sunday New York Times.
  • Odyssey: Adventures in Science (9 issues/year) Focus on science with emphasis on earth science and space. Each issue explores a single theme in-depth; for young readers ages ten through sixteen.
  • Outdoor Life: The Source for Hunting and Fishing Adventure (10 issues/year) Adventures and experiences in hunting and fishing, information on conservation and game laws, and reports on sporting equipment and techniques.
  • People (51 issues/year) Celebrity news and interviews.
  • People en Español (11 issues/year) Articles about entertainers and newsworthy individuals of potential interest to Spanish-speaking readers.
  • Piano Technicians Journal (monthly) Provides information on the piano industry's latest innovations, products, and technologies. Official publication of the Piano Technicians Guild.
  • QST: Devoted Entirely to Amateur Radio (monthly) Contains project-building ideas and news on all aspects of ham radio. Official publication of the American Radio Relay League.
  • Quarterly Music Magazine (quarterly) Special NLS program designed to provide a limited substitute for newsstand browsing. Readers are sent a different music magazine each quarter. Covers a variety of aspects and types of music, such as opera, jazz, and country and instruments such as guitar and keyboard.
  • Sound and Vision: Where Technology Becomes Entertainment (10 issues/year) Reports on new sound equipment and music reviews, with emphasis on popular music.
  • Spider: The Magazine for Children (9 issues/year) Stories, poems, jokes, and crafts for beginning readers ages six through nine.
  • Sports Illustrated (weekly) International sports news and articles with emphasis on American spectator sports. Features on sports personalities and events and outdoor activities.
  • Sports Illustrated Kids (11 issues/year) Sports news and articles for ages eight through thirteen. Features sports personalities, events, and cards; youths who are excelling in athletics; and a regular column by youths discussing controversial sports-related issues.
  • Talking Book Topics (bimonthly) Announcements of recorded books recently added to the Library of Congress collection and news and developments in library services for individuals who are visually impaired or have a physical disability. Audio edition often includes the text of NLS News.
  • Travel and Leisure (monthly) Articles on vacation sites and tour destinations with tips on food and photography.
  • True West: Preserving the American West (monthly) Nonfiction articles about the Old West written by historians and western buffs.
  • Vanidades (11 issues/year) A Spanish-language, general-interest magazine with an emphasis on style.
  • The Week: The Best of the U.S. and International Media (51 issues/year) News and commentary on world events.
  • Wired (monthly) News and opinions concerning technology industries and the digital environment.
  • The Writer: Advice and Inspiration for Today's Writer (monthly) New and established writers discuss their craft and work experiences. Regular columns feature trade news, contest information, and names and addresses of manuscript markets.

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Braille/BARD  E-Braille

  • Boys' Life (monthly) Articles on the outdoors, sports, and hobbies, with adventure fiction and humor; for ages nine through sixteen. Published by the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Braille Book Review (bimonthly) Announcements of braille books recently added to the Library of Congress collection as well as news and developments in library services for blind individuals. Braille edition includes one-line annotations from Talking Book Topics and a braille order form.
  • Braille Chess Magazine (quarterly) Articles on chess; news of current trends and competitions. (UK)
  • Braille Music Magazine (monthly) Articles about classical music for professional and amateur musicians; reviews of new braille music publications. (UK)
  • Conundrum (monthly) Crossword and logic puzzles, anagrams, Sudoku, and general-knowledge quizzes. (UK)
  • Cooking Light (11 issues/year) Short articles on exercise, food, fitness, health, and nutrition. Each issue contains approximately seventy recipes that feature fresh, natural ingredients and low-fat cooking.
  • ESPN: The Magazine (biweekly) Sports news and information; player profiles.
  • Harper's Magazine (monthly) General culture magazine with articles by well-known writers on politics, international affairs, education, and science. Includes short stories, satire, and poetry.
  • Health Newsletters (monthly) Current health concerns, medical information, nutrition, and stress management from Harvard Health Letter; Mayo Clinic Health Letter: Tools for Healthier Lives; and University of California Berkeley Wellness Letter.
  • Kiplinger's Personal Finance (monthly) General-interest articles on managing finances, including taxes, investment options, real estate, insurance, and retirement planning.
  • Ladies' Home Journal (quarterly) Articles and fiction intended for women; includes household hints, recipes, and ideas on fashion and beauty.
  • Martha Stewart Living (10 issues/year) Offers recipes and tips on gardening, crafts, collectibles, housekeeping, and entertaining.
  • Muse: The Magazine of Life, the Universe, and Pie Throwing (9 issues/year) Offers science, art, archaeology, and history activities for ages nine through fourteen; includes contests and book and media reviews.
  • The Musical Mainstream (quarterly) Selected articles from national magazines about classical music, music criticism, and music teaching; announces new NLS music acquisitions.
  • National Geographic (monthly) Articles on world geography and cultures, plant and animal life, space exploration, and ancient history.
  • The New York Times Book Review (weekly) Literary articles and book reviews from the Sunday New York Times.
  • The New York Times Large Print Weekly (weekly) Highlights from the New York Times.
  • NLS News (quarterly) NLS newsletter. National and international developments in library services to individuals who are blind or have physical disabilities.
  • Parents (monthly) Features information about children's health, safety, behavior, discipline and education; also stories on women's health, nutrition, pregnancy, marriage, and beauty.
  • PC World (monthly) Information for computer users about hardware, software, advanced technology, and trends in the field; columns on product reviews and helpful hints.
  • Playboy: Entertainment for Men (11 issues/year) Fiction, interviews, and articles with a male perspective.
  • Poetry (11 issues/year) Contemporary poetry selected from a wide range of contributors and styles.
  • Popular Mechanics (10 issues/year) Practical advice for the amateur mechanic, information on automotive and home repairs, and features on new equipment.
  • Popular Music Lead Sheets (irregular) Melodies, lyrics, and chords to popular songs ranging from golden oldies to recent hits
  • Rolling Stone (24 issues/year) American popular culture in the arts and entertainment industry. Provides music, video, movie, and electronics reviews.
  • Science News: Magazine of the Society for Science and the Public (biweekly) Excerpts of reports on current programs in science, medicine, and technology.
  • Seventeen (10 issues/year) Tips on beauty and fashion for young women and articles on careers, education, family, social relations, and diet.
  • Short Stories (monthly) Stories from contemporary writers. (UK)
  • Spider: The Magazine for Children (9 issues/year) Stories, poems, jokes, and crafts for beginning readers ages six through nine.
  • Sports Schedules (annual) Listings of games for six national sports leagues: American Baseball League (ABL), National Baseball League (NBL), National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League (NHL), and Women's National Basketball Association (WBA). Includes combined schedule by date for the American Baseball and National Baseball Leagues.
  • Stone Soup: The Magazine by Young Writers and Artists (bimonthly) Stories, poems, illustrations, and book reviews created by children ages eight through thirteen. Features an activities section with suggested related projects.

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