Braille magazines are considered consumable items, which means they have no loan period and do not need to be returned.  To subscribe to any of these Braille magazines, fill out our Braille magazine request form and return it to us, or contact us with your preferences at 800-452-0292 or


These magazines are also available for download from BARD and BARD Mobile


Boys' Life for All Boys
Articles on the outdoors, sports, and hobbies, with adventure fiction and humor; ages 9-16. Published by the Boy Scouts of America.


Braille Chess Magazine
Articles on chess; news of current trends and competitions. (UK)


Braille Music Magazine
Articles about classical music for professional and amateur musicians; reviews of new braille music publications. (UK)


Crossword and logic puzzles, anagrams, word searches, 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.

Cooks Illustrated


Magazine editors and test cooks explian exactly how and why recipes work.  They are the authority on food and cooking, with science to back it all up.


ESPN: The Magazine
Sports news and information; player profiles.


Harper's Magazine
General culture magazine with articles by well-known writers on politics, international affairs, education, and science. Includes short stories, satire, and poetry.


Health Newsletters
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
General-interest articles on managing finances, including taxes, investment options, real estate, insurance, and retirement planning.


Martha Stewart Living
Offers recipes and gardening, crafts, collectibles, reminiscence, housekeeping, and entertaining tips.


Muse: The Magazine of Life, the Universe, and Pie Throwing
9 issues/year
Offers science, art, archaeology, and history activities for ages 9–14; includes contests and book and media reviews.


The Musical Mainstream
Selected articles from national magazines about classical music, music criticism, and music teaching; lists new NLS music acquisitions


National Geographic
Articles on world geography and cultures, plant and animal life, space exploration, and ancient history.


The New York Times Book Review
Literary articles and book reviews from the Sunday
New York Times.


The New York Times Large Print Weekly
Highlights from the
New York Times.


NLS News
National Library Service newsletter. National and international developments in library services to blind and physically handicapped individuals.


O, the Oprah Magazine


O, the Oprah Magazine gives confident, smart women the tools they need to explore and reach for their dreams, to express their individual style, and to make choices that will lead to a happier and more fulfilling life.

11 issues/year
Expert advice about pregnancy, your life, and family time.


PC World
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.


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


Popular Mechanics
Practical advice for the amateur mechanic, information on automotive and home repairs, features on new equipment.


Popular Music Lead Sheets
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 record, video, audiovisual, and computer hardware reviews.


Science News: Magazine of the Society for Science and the Public
Excerpts of reports on current programs in science, medicine, and technology.


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


Short Stories
Stories from contemporary writers. (UK)


Spider: The Magazine for Children
9 issues/year
Stories, poems, jokes, and crafts for beginning readers ages 6–9.


Sports Schedules
Listings of games for six national sports leagues: Major League Baseball (MLB)
, National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League (NHL), and Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Baseball schedule includes combined schedule by date for American and National Leagues.


Stone Soup: The Magazine by Young Writers and Artists
Stories, poems, illustrations, and book reviews created by children through age thirteen. Features an activities section with suggested related projects.