Magazines

This section contains national and locally published magazines available to registered library patrons by subscription in braille, large print and audio recording from NLS and directly from the library. To subscribe to any of these magazines, pick the reading format you prefer from the subscription lists.

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To receive these please fill out the appropriate magazine subscription list for the reading format you prefer.

  • AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin (AAP) - News and short articles from AARP -  Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • American History (AMH) - Articles for the general reader about the full spectrum of the history of North America - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Analog Science Fiction and Fact (ANA) - Short stories, novelettes, and features with science-fiction themes - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Asimov’s Science Fiction (IAM) - Short stories, novelettes, and features with science-fiction themes - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • The Atlantic Monthly (AMO) - Articles on politics and current issues; fiction by contemporary American writers - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Audubon (AUD) - Appreciation, understanding, and preservation of the natural world, particularly birds and their habitats - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Das Beste aus Reader’s Digest (BRD) - German edition of Reader’s Digest. First-person articles, profiles, opinion pieces, and other general-interest articles. Selections come from German-language magazines as well as the American edition of Reader’s Digest - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) - A resource for home ideas, food and recipes for everyday and special occasions, and garden know-how - Available in Braille
  • Bon Appétit (EAT) - Articles on cooking, entertainment, and travel; recipes from well-known restaurants - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Braille Book Review (BBR) - Announcements of braille books recently added to the collection of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) as well as news and developments in library services for people who are blind. Braille edition includes one-line annotations of books listed in Talking Book Topics and a braille order form - Available in Braille and Large Print
  • Catster (CAT) - For cat owners and lovers. Info on breeds and cat humor - Available in Braille
  • Consumer Reports (CRP) - In-depth articles that rate consumer products tested for quality, durability, and safety. Also features general-interest topics such as health and money management - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Contemporary Sound Track: A Review of Pop, Jazz, Rock, and Country (XST) - A sampler of articles from national music magazines - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Conundrum (COU) - Crossword and logic puzzles, anagrams, word searches, and general-knowledge quizzes - Available in Braille
  • Cook’s Illustrated (CIM) - From America’s Test Kitchen. Includes recipes and tips on cooking - Available in Braille
  • Cricket: The Realm of Imagination (CRI) - Stories, poems, and articles by internationally known authors, plus songs, jokes, and crafts. For ages nine through fourteen - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge and Braille
  • Diabetes Forecast: The Healthy Living Magazine (DBF) - Articles on health care, nutrition, and research findings. Published by the American Diabetes Association - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Discover (DIS) - Science news and articles exploring current events and future views on topics such as technology, space, the environment, health, and medicine - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • The Economist (ECO) - Insights and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology, and the arts - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine: World’s Leading Mystery Magazine (EQM) - Mystery stories by established authors in the field and by new, previously unpublished writers - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Essence (ESS) - Lifestyle magazine covering fashion, beauty, entertainment, and culture, written for African-American women - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Foreign Affairs (FAF) - Analysis of issues by statesmen, diplomats, and scholars, and trends in international politics, law, and economics - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • France-Amérique: Le Journal Français des États-Unis (JFA) - News analysis, trends, interviews, book and film reviews, travel, advice, and resources to perfect French-language skills; information about the French-American community - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Good Housekeeping (GHK) - Articles on family and home management with features on food and decorating - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Guideposts (GUI) - Interfaith inspirational stories - Available in Large Print
  • Harper’s Bazaar Magazine (HRP for braille and BAZ for audio) - General culture magazine with articles by well-known writers on politics, international affairs, education, and science. Includes short stories, satire, and poetry - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge and Braille
  • Health and Nutrition Newsletters (HNN) - Selections on medical conditions of special interest to older adults, nutritional information, and ways to maintain good health. Publication includes Scientific American Health after 50, Mayo Clinic Health Letter, and Nutrition Action Health Letter - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Harvard Health Letter (HNA) - Current health concerns, medical information, nutrition, and stress management from 12 times/year. and the
  • Horticulture: The Art and Science of Smart Gardening (HOR) - Gardening trends, products, and projects for amateur gardeners - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Humpty Dumpty (HDM) – Stories, poems, cartoons, puzzles, games, recipes, and crafts for kids ages three to five who are learning to read independently - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Interweave Knits (INT) - inspiration and information for the modern knitter with projects and articles that celebrate the handmade life - Available in Braille
  • Jack and Jill (JAC) - Exciting stories, educational articles, and creative activities published for children. For ages six through twelve - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (KPF) – General-interest articles on managing finances, including taxes, investments options, real estate, insurance, and retirement planning - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge and Braille
  • Kiplinger’s Retirement Report (KRR) - General-interest articles on practical strategies to grow retirement savings, make money last during retirement, maximize Social Security and Medicare benefits, and other retirement-related topics - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Magazine of the Month (MOM) - NLS program designed to provide a limited substitute for newsstand browsing. Readers are sent a different magazine each month - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Mayo Clinic Health Letter (HCN) - Reliable, accurate and practical information on today’s health and medical news. Available in Braille
  • Missouri Conservationist (MOC) - Outdoor life and conservation management in Missouri - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Money (MNY4) - Articles on money management, consumer and family issues; includes regular columns with news and advice on jobs, taxes, Social Security, investments, products, and services - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Muse (MUE1) –Science, art, archaeology, and history activities for ages 6-14; includes contests and book and media reviews - Available in Braille
  • Musical Mainstream (XMM) – Selected articles from national magazines about classical music, music criticism, and music teaching; announces new NLS music acquisitions - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge and Braille
  • The Nation (NAT) - Articles on foreign affairs, local and national politics, education, and law. Reviews films, theater, books, and the arts - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • National Geographic (NGG) – Articles on world geography and cultures; features on plant and animal life, space exploration, and ancient history - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge and Braille
  • National Geographic Traveler (NGT) - World travel and cultures; information about events, where to stay and eat - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • National Geographic World/Cricket (NGW) - Articles for children about people, places, customs, animals, and plant life; on one cartridge with Cricket (Stories, poems, and articles by internationally known authors; songs, jokes, and crafts. For ages 6-12) - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge and Braille
  • National Review (NRV) - Articles on business, politics, economics, education, and other subjects from a conservative viewpoint - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • The New Yorker (NYK) - Timely articles on a number of topics. Includes short fiction, poetry, and cartoons - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • The New York Times Book Review (NYB) - Literary articles and book reviews from the Sunday New York Times - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge and Braille
  • The New York Times (NYT) - Excerpts from “The Week in Review” section of the Sunday edition of the New York Times. Highlights from the New York Times - Available in Braille
  • O, The Oprah Magazine (OPR) - Get the latest information and inspiration from O, The Oprah Magazine, including expert advice, style ideas, health tips, delicious recipes and more - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Odyssey (formerly Muse) (ODY) - A science and space exploration magazine for readers ages ten to sixteen - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Oklahoma Today (OKT) - Oklahoma people, places, food, art, and culture - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Outdoor Life: The Source for Hunting and Fishing Adventure (OTL) - Adventures and experiences in hunting and fishing, information on conservation and game laws, and reports on sporting equipment and techniques - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • PC World (PCW) – Information for computer users about hardware, software, advanced technology, and trends in the field; columns on product reviews and helpful hints - Available in Braille
  • People (PEO) - Celebrity news and interviews - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Piano Technicians Journal (PTJ) - Information on the piano industry’s latest innovations, products, and technologies. Official publication of the Piano Technicians Guild - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Poetry (POE) – Contemporary poetry selected from a wide range of contributors and styles - Available in Braille
  • Popular Mechanics (PPM) – Practical advice for amateur mechanics, information on automotive and home repairs, and features on new equipment - Available in Braille
  • QST: Devoted Entirely to Amateur Radio (QST) - Project-building ideas and news on all aspects of ham radio. Official publication of the American Radio Relay League - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Quarterly Music Magazine (QMM) - 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 - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Reader’s Digest (DIG) - Short stories, political commentary, and other general interest topics; some articles are condensed from print magazines. Contains anecdotes, humor, and a condensed book - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge and Braille
  • Rolling Stone – American popular culture in the arts and entertainment industry; record, video, audiovisual, and computer hardware reviews - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge and Braille
  • Science News: Magazine of the Society for Science and the Public (SNW) - Excerpts of reports on current programs in science, medicine, and technology - Available in Braille
  • Scout Life (SCO) - Articles on the outdoors, sports, and hobbies, plus adventure fiction and humor, for ages nine through sixteen. Published by Scouts BSA - Available in Braille
  • Seventeen (SVT4) - Seventeen is your monthly destination for fashion, beauty, guy advice, celebrities and lifestyle for teens - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Smithsonian (SMT) – Articles on the topics and subject matters researched, studied, and exhibited by the Smithsonian museums - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Sound & Vision: Where Technology Becomes Entertainment (STR) - Reports on new sound equipment and album reviews, with emphasis on popular music - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Southern Living (SOL) – Recipes, guides to local travel, decorating ideas, inspiration, and gardening tips tailored specifically to the region’s climate - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Spider: The Magazine for Children (SPD) – Stories, poems, jokes, and crafts for beginning readers ages six through nine - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge and Braille
  • Sports Illustrated (SPI) - International sports news and articles with emphasis on American spectator sports. Features on sports personalities and events and outdoor activities - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Sports Illustrated Kids (SPK) - 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 - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge and Braille
  • Stone Soup: The Magazine by Young Writers and Artists (STO) - Stories, poems, illustrations, and book reviews created by children ages eight through thirteen. Features an activities section with suggested related projects - Available in Braille
  • Today's Parent (formerly Parents) (PAR) – Information about children’s health, safety, behavior, discipline and education; also stories on women’s health, nutrition, pregnancy, marriage, and beauty - Available in Braille
  • Travel & Leisure (TAL) - Articles on vacation sites and tour destinations, with tips on food and photography - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • True West: Preserving the American West (TWT) - Nonfiction articles about the Old West written by historians and western buffs - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Vital Speeches of the Day (VSD) - Speeches of recognized leaders of public opinion on current and national concerns - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • The Week: The Best of U.S. and International Media (TWK) - News and commentary on world events - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  •  Wired (WIR) - News and opinions concerning technology industries and the digital environment - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • The Writer: Advice and Inspiration for Today’s Writer (WRT) - Discussions on the craft and experience of writing by new and established writers. Regular columns feature trade news, contest information, and names and addresses of manuscript markets - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge
  • Yankee Magazine (YNK) - Offers an insider’s perspective on the region’s people, traditions, and lifestyle with special focus on its unique travel destinations, history, and culinary delights - Available on Digital Audio Cartridge

  • Carolina Country (M) – Features articles on conservation, travel, cooking, hobbies, book reviews, history, farming and other items of interest to N.C. citizens - Available on Books On Demand Cartridge and by download from NOBLE
  • Catnip (M) - Feline behavior, health, medicine, and new products for cats -  Available on Books On Demand Cartridge
  • Choice Magazine Listening (Q) - Selections from various magazines - Available on Books On Demand Cartridge
  • Guideposts (M) - contains numerous articles by people of all ages, races, and backgrounds, recounting how their faith in God has helped them through personal challenges - Available on Books On Demand Cartridge and by download from NOBLE
  • Heard Any Good Books Lately? (M) - a production of the NC Reading Service and brought to you by the Friends of the Library. Each issue recaps the top 10 checked out books for the previous month and features reviews on books from various local publications - Available on Books On Demand Cartridge
  • North Carolina Historical Review (Q) - Scholarly articles about North Carolina history; reviews of books of regional interest - Available on Books On Demand Cartridge and by download from NOBLE
  • Our State Down Home in North Carolina (M) – North Carolina history, folklore, and current events - Available on Books On Demand Cartridge and by download from NOBLE
  • Tar Heel Junior Historian (2/Yr) – North Carolina history, folklore, poetry, and portraits of historical persons and places. For ages 13-17 - Available on Books On Demand Cartridge
  • Tar Heel Talk (Q) – Newsletter of the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. News, features, and notification of North Carolina volunteer-produced titles. Patrons automatically receive Large type edition - Available in AudioBrailleLarge Print, and Books On Demand Cartridge
  • Your Dog (M) - Canine behavior, health, medicine, dentistry and new products for dogs - Available on Books On Demand Cartridge
  • Wildlife in North Carolina (M) – Hunting, fishing, and wildlife preservation - Available on Books On Demand Cartridge and by download from NOBLE

For help subscribing, contact the library by email - ncabls@ncdcr.gov or call 1-888-388-2460