Introduction

This document lists all magazines produced or distributed by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress, through its free reading program. These magazines are produced and distributed in various formats through a network of cooperating libraries. U.S. residents and American citizens living abroad who are unable to read or handle conventional print materials because of temporary or permanent visual or physical impairments are eligible for service.

The magazines are circulated by mail, but some are available to eligible readers for download in digital braille or audio format from the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service at https://nlsbard.loc.gov. Some titles may also be available in large print or press braille.

Contents

Alphabetical List of Titles

American History (AMH)

bimonthly
digital cartridge, digital download
Presents articles for the general reader about the full spectrum of the history of North America.

Analog Science Fiction and Fact (ANA)

10 issues/year
digital cartridge, digital download
Short stories, novelettes, and features with science-fiction themes.

Asimov’s Science Fiction (IAM)

10 issues/year
digital cartridge, digital download
Short stories, novelettes, and features with science-fiction themes.

The Atlantic (AMO)

10 issues/year
digital cartridge, digital download
Articles on politics and current issues; fiction by contemporary American writers.

Das Beste aus Reader’s Digest (BRD)

monthly
digital cartridge, digital download
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. (Germany)

Bon Appétit (EAT)

monthly
digital cartridge, digital download
Articles on cooking, entertainment, and travel; recipes from well-known restaurants.

Boys’ Life (BYL)

monthly
digital braille, press braille
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 (BBR)

bimonthly
digital braille, HTML, large print, press braille
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 (BCM)

quarterly
press braille
Articles on chess; news of current trends and competitions. (UK)

Braille Music Magazine (XBM)

monthly
press braille
Articles about classical music for professional and amateur musicians; reviews of new braille music publications. (UK)

Consumer Reports (CRP)

monthly
digital cartridge, digital download
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 (XST)

bimonthly
digital cartridge, digital download
A sampler of articles from national magazines on jazz, rock, country, and pop music.

Conundrum (COU)

monthly
press braille
Crossword and logic puzzles, anagrams, Sudoku, and general-knowledge quizzes. (UK)

Cooking Light (CKL)

11 issues/year
digital braille, press braille
Short articles on exercise, food, fitness, health, and nutrition. Each issue contains approximately seventy recipes that feature fresh, natural ingredients and low-fat cooking.

Cricket: The Realm of Imagination (NGW)

9 issues/year
digital cartridge, digital download
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 (DBF)

bimonthly
digital cartridge, digital download
Articles on health care, nutrition, and research findings. Published by the American Diabetes Association.

Discover Magazine: Science for the Curious (DIS)

monthly
digital cartridge, digital download
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 (EBN)

11 issues/year
digital cartridge, digital download
Articles on food, dress, leisure, travel, and personalities emphasizing achievements of African Americans.

The Economist (ECO)

51 issues/year
digital cartridge, digital download
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 (EQM)

10 issues/year
digital cartridge, digital download
Mystery stories by established authors in the field and by new, previously unpublished writers.

ESPN: The Magazine (ESP)

24 issues/year
digital braille, press braille
Sports news and information; player profiles.

Foreign Affairs (FAF)

bimonthly
digital cartridge, digital download
Analysis of issues by statesmen, diplomats, and scholars and trends in international politics, law, and economics.

France-Amérique: Le Journal Français des États-Unis (JFA)

11 issues/year
digital cartridge, digital download
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 (GHK)

monthly
digital cartridge, digital download
Articles on family and home management with features on food and decorating.

Harper’s Magazine (HRP)

monthly
digital braille, press braille
General culture magazine with articles by well-known writers on politics, international affairs, education, and science. Includes short stories, satire, and poetry.

Health and Nutrition Newsletters (HNN)

monthly
digital cartridge, digital download
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.

Health Newsletters (HNW)

monthly
digital braille, press braille
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.

Horticulture: The Art and Science of Smart Gardening (HOR)

bimonthly
digital cartridge, digital download
Gardening trends, products, and projects for amateur gardeners.

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (KPF)

monthly
digital braille, press braille
General-interest articles on managing finances, including taxes, investment options, real estate, insurance, and retirement planning.

Magazine of the Month (MOM)

monthly
digital cartridge, digital download
Special NLS program designed to provide a limited substitute for newsstand browsing. Readers are sent a different magazine each month.

Martha Stewart Living (MSL)

10 issues/year
digital braille, press braille
Offers recipes and tips on gardening, crafts, collectibles, housekeeping, and entertaining.

Money (MNY)

monthly
digital cartridge, digital download
Articles on money-management, consumer, and family issues; includes regular columns with news and advice on jobs, taxes, Social Security, investments, products, and services.

Muse: The Magazine of Life, the Universe, and Pie Throwing (MUE)

9 issues/year
digital braille, digital cartridge, digital download, press braille
Offers science, art, archaeology, and history activities for ages nine through fourteen; includes contests and book and media reviews.

The Musical Mainstream (XMM)

quarterly
digital braille, digital cartridge, digital download, large print, press braille
Selected articles from national magazines about classical music, music criticism, and music teaching; announces new NLS music acquisitions.

The Nation (NAT)

47 issues/year
digital cartridge, digital download
Covers foreign affairs, local and national politics, education, and law. Reviews films, theater, books, and the arts.

National Geographic (NGG)

monthly
digital braille, digital cartridge, digital download, press braille
Articles on world geography and cultures, plant and animal life, space exploration, and ancient history.

National Geographic Kids (NGW)

10 issues/year
digital cartridge, digital download
Articles for children about people, places, customs, animals, and plants. Packaged with Cricket.

National Review (NRV)

24 issues/year
digital cartridge, digital download
Presents a conservative viewpoint on business, politics, economics, education, and other subjects.

The New York Times Book Review (NYB)

weekly
digital braille, digital cartridge, digital download, press braille
Literary articles and book reviews from the Sunday New York Times.

The New York Times Large Print Weekly (NYT)

weekly
digital braille, press braille
Highlights from the New York Times.

NLS News (NEW)

quarterly
digital braille, HTML, press braille, print
NLS newsletter. National and international developments in library services to individuals who are blind or have physical disabilities.

Outdoor Life: The Source for Hunting and Fishing Adventure (OTL)

10 issues/year
digital cartridge, digital download
Adventures and experiences in hunting and fishing, information on conservation and game laws, and reports on sporting equipment and techniques.

Parents (PAR)

monthly
digital braille, press braille
Features information about children’s health, safety, behavior, discipline and education; also stories on women’s health, nutrition, pregnancy, marriage, and beauty.

PC World (PCW)

monthly
digital braille, press braille
Information for computer users about hardware, software, advanced technology, and trends in the field; columns on product reviews and helpful hints.

People (PEO)

51 issues/year
digital cartridge, digital download
Celebrity news and interviews.

People en Español (PES)

11 issues/year
digital cartridge, digital download
Articles about entertainers and newsworthy individuals of potential interest to Spanish-speaking readers.

Piano Technicians Journal (PTJ)

monthly
digital cartridge, digital download
Provides information on the piano industry’s latest innovations, products, and technologies. Official publication of the Piano Technicians Guild.  

Playboy: Entertainment for Men (PBY)

12 issues/year
digital braille, press braille
Fiction, interviews, and articles with a male perspective.

Poetry (POE)

11 issues/year
digital braille, press braille
Contemporary poetry selected from a wide range of contributors and styles.

Popular Mechanics (PPM)

10 issues/year
digital braille, press braille
Practical advice for the amateur mechanic, information on automotive and home repairs, and features on new equipment.

Popular Music Lead Sheets (XML)

quarterly
digital braille, press braille
Melodies, lyrics, and chords to popular songs ranging from golden oldies to recent hits.

QST: Devoted Entirely to Amateur Radio (QST)

monthly
digital cartridge, digital download
Contains project-building ideas and news on all aspects of ham radio. Official publication of the American Radio Relay League.

Quarterly Music Magazine (QMM)

quarterly
digital cartridge, digital download
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.

Rolling Stone (RST)

24 issues/year
digital braille, press braille
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 (SNW)

biweekly
digital braille, press braille
Excerpts of reports on current programs in science, medicine, and technology.

Seventeen (SVT)

10 issues/year
digital braille, press braille
Tips on beauty and fashion for young women and articles on careers, education, family, social relations, and diet.

Short Stories (SSR)

monthly
press braille
Stories from contemporary writers. (UK)

Sound and Vision: Where Technology Becomes Entertainment (STR)

10 issues/year
digital cartridge, digital download
Reports on new sound equipment and music reviews, with emphasis on popular music.

Spider: The Magazine for Children (SPD)

9 issues/year
digital braille, digital cartridge, digital download, press braille
Stories, poems, jokes, and crafts for beginning readers ages six through nine.

Sports Illustrated (SPI)

weekly
digital cartridge, digital download
International sports news and articles with emphasis on American spectator sports. Features on sports personalities and events and outdoor activities.

Sports Illustrated Kids (SPK)

11 issues/year
digital cartridge, digital download
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.

Sports Schedules

annual
digital braille, press braille
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 (STO)

bimonthly
digital braille, press braille
Stories, poems, illustrations, and book reviews created by children ages eight through thirteen. Features an activities section with suggested related projects.

Talking Book Topics (TBT)

bimonthly
digital cartridge, digital download, HTML, large print
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. One-line annotations of books listed in Talking Book Topics are included in the braille edition of Braille Book Review.

Travel and Leisure (TAL)

monthly
digital cartridge, digital download
Articles on vacation sites and tour destinations with tips on food and photography.

True West: Preserving the American West (TWT)

monthly
digital cartridge, digital download
Nonfiction articles about the Old West written by historians and western buffs.

Vanidades (VAN)

11 issues/year
digital cartridge, digital download
A Spanish-language, general-interest magazine with an emphasis on style.

The Week: The Best of the U.S. and International Media (TWK)

52 issues/year
digital cartridge, digital download
News and commentary on world events.

Wired (WIR)

monthly
digital cartridge, digital download
News and opinions concerning technology industries and the digital environment.

The Writer: Advice and Inspiration for Today’s Writer (WRT)

monthly
digital cartridge, digital download
New and established writers discuss their craft and work experiences. Regular columns feature trade news, contest information, and names and addresses of manuscript markets.

Subject Index

African American Perspective
Ebony
The Arts
The Atlantic Monthly
The Economist
The Nation
The New York Times Large Print Weekly
Books and Services for People with Vision Loss or Physical Disabilities
Braille Book Review
NLS News
Talking Book Topics
Business and Finance
Consumer Reports
The Economist
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
Money
National Review
The New York Times Large Print Weekly
Children’s Magazines
Boys’ Life
Cricket
Muse
National Geographic Kids
Spider
Sports Illustrated Kids
Stone Soup
Computers
PC World
Wired
Contemporary Culture
The Atlantic Monthly
The Economist
France-Amérique
Harper’s Magazine
National Geographic
The New York Times Large Print Weekly
People
People en Español
Playboy
Rolling Stone
The Week
Cooking
Bon Appétit
Cooking Light
Good Housekeeping
Martha Stewart Living
Current Affairs
The Atlantic Monthly
The Economist
Foreign Affairs
France-Amérique
Harper’s Magazine
The Nation
National Geographic
National Review
The New York Times Large Print Weekly
The Week
Foreign Language—French
France-Amérique
Foreign Language—German
Das Beste aus Reader’s Digest
Foreign Language—Spanish
People en Espa˜ol
Vanidades
General Interest
The Atlantic Monthly
Das Beste aus Reader’s Digest
The Economist
Ebony
Harper’s Magazine
Magazine of the Month
The Nation
National Geographic
National Review
The New York Times Large Print Weekly
People
People en Español
Playboy
Vanidades
The Week
Health and Nutrition
Bon Appétit
Cooking Light
Diabetes Forecast
Health and Nutrition Newsletters
Health Newsletters
History
American History
Muse
True West
Hobbies
American History
Braille Chess Magazine
Conundrum
Good Housekeeping
Horticulture
Outdoor Life
Popular Mechanics
QST
True West
Home and Garden Management
Consumer Reports
Good Housekeeping
Horticulture
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
Martha Stewart Living
Money
Parents
Popular Mechanics
Literature
Analog Science Fiction
Asimov's Science Fiction
The Atlantic Monthly
Cricket
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
Harper’s Magazine
The New York Times Book Review
The New York Times Large Print Weekly
Poetry
Short Stories
Spider
Stone Soup
Music
Braille Music Magazine
Contemporary Soundtrack
The Musical Mainstream
Piano Technicians Journal
Popular Music Lead Sheets
Quarterly Music Magazine
Rolling Stone
Sound and Vision
Nature
Discover Magazine
Horticulture
National Geographic
National Geographic Kids
Outdoor Life
Professions
Piano Technicians Journal
The Writer
Science and Technology
Discover Magazine
The Economist
Muse
National Geographic
National Geographic Kids
PC World
Popular Mechanics
QST
Science News
Sound and Vision
Wired
Science Fiction
Analog Science Fiction
Asimov’s Science Fiction
Sports
ESPN: The Magazine
Outdoor Life
Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated Kids
Sports Schedules
Travel
France-Amérique
National Geographic
Travel and Leisure
Young Adults
Boys’ Life
Seventeen

Media Index

Digital Cartridge, Digital Download
American History
Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Asimov’s Science Fiction
The Atlantic Monthly
Das Beste aus Reader’s Digest
Bon Appétit
Consumer Reports
Contemporary Soundtrack
Cricket: The Realm of Imagination
Diabetes Forecast
Discover Magazine
Ebony
The Economist
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
Foreign Affairs
France-Amérique
Good Housekeeping
Health and Nutrition Newsletters
Horticulture
Magazine of the Month
Money
The Musical Mainstream
The Nation
National Geographic
National Geographic Kids
National Review
The New York Times Book Review
Outdoor Life
People
People en Español
Piano Technicians Journal
QST
Quarterly Music Magazine
Sound and Vision
Spider: The Magazine for Children
Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated Kids
Talking Book Topics
Travel and Leisure
True West
Vanidades
The Week
Wired
The Writer
Digital-Braille
Boys' Life
Braille Book Review
Cooking Light
ESPN: The Magazine
Harper's Magazine
Health Newsletters (includes Harvard Health Letter, Mayo Clinic Health Letter, and University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter)
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Martha Stewart Living
Muse
The Musical Mainstream
National Geographic
The New York Times Book Review
The New York Times Large Print Weekly
NLS News
Parents
PC World
Playboy
Poetry
Popular Mechanics
Popular Music Lead Sheets
Rolling Stone
Science News
Seventeen
Spider
Sports Schedules:
Major League Baseball Combined Schedule by date
American Baseball League
National Baseball League
National Basketball Association
National Football League
National Hockey League
Women's National Basketball Association
Stone Soup
Large Print
Braille Book Review
The Musical Mainstream
NLS News
Talking Book Topics
Press Braille
Boys’ Life
Braille Book Review
Braille Chess Magazine
Braille Music Magazine
Conundrum
Cooking Light
ESPN: The Magazine
Harper’s Magazine
Health Newsletters
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
Martha Stewart Living
Muse
The Musical Mainstream
National Geographic
The New York Times Book Review
The New York Times Large Print Weekly
NLS News
Parents
PC World
Playboy
Poetry
Popular Mechanics
Popular Music Lead Sheets
Rolling Stone
Science News
Seventeen
Short Stories
Spider
Sports Schedules
Stone Soup

Compiled by Margaret Moore
November 2015