Magazines and Journals

The Central Library subscribes to hundreds of magazines and journals.  Current issues are shelved in the subject departments;  older issues (some going back to the nineteenth century) are kept in storage, where they are easily retrieved when requested.  Most of our magazines don’t leave the building, so the issue you need should always be here.

Click here to see a listing of the magazines in the Arts, Music and Recreation Department.

Popular titles such as  Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, Better Homes and Gardens,  and Bride’s are here, but we also have some titles that might be a surprise.

Here are some glimpses of recent issues, plus a gem from the vaults.

Artforum, January 2012. “Dark Matter” article about Chinese artist Liu Wei.

Guitar Player, April 2012. Find out what Fender Machetes and Badcat Bobcats are and why they are some of the best guitar gear of 2012.

Antiques Roadshow Insider, April 2012. Features an article on collectible comic books.

Outside, April 2012. The “wanderlist” includes a visit to Sweden’s treehotel.

Vogue January 15, 1914 featured “The latest refinements of the motor car- the liveries and duties of the chauffeur.”
Vogue January 2012 features actress Meryl Streep.

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Kodak Picture Saver Scanning System

For a limited time, the Central Library will be a test site for the Kodak Picture Saver Scanning System in the Arts Division . Library patrons will have free access to this high-speed system and discover how easy it is to scan photos and documents and store them as digital images on a flash drive.

Here’s how it works-

  • Gather up your photo memories or documents
  • Bring them to the Arts Division (2nd Floor, Bausch & Lomb Building,) along with your own flash drive and start scanning.  No flash drive? No problem! First forty patrons to use the system and fill out an online survey will receive a free flash drive compliments of Kodak. After that, prospective users may purchase flash drives at the Circulation Desk or in the Library Store.
  • The Kodak Picture Saver Scanning system is easy to use! Auto-feed pictures, printed memories, documents and more from wallet size up to 34 inches long. The system automatically removes red eye, sharpens images, improves color and more.

Some FAQ’s

Q: What type of storage device do I use to store my photos and documents?

A:  Patrons must use a USB flash drive to store and save photos and documents.

Q: How many pictures will 2 GB flash drive hold?

A: There is no real answer, as it will depend on the size of the photographs. You can save them in different formats, or scale them to different sizes, so different ones will take up different amounts of storage.

Q: What are some of the ways I can manipulate my photos using the scanner?

A: KODAK PERFECT TOUCH Technology provides advanced image enhancement tools to perform image retouch; red-eye enhancement; image sharpening and red-eye removal.

Q: Can photographs and documents be scanned directly from a book?

A: No, the Kodak Scanner that is being used at the library does not have a flatbed scanning surface.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: The best part about being a beta test site for the scanner…it’s free! Someone from our staff will be happy to assist you.

Q: How can I find out more about this exciting service?

A: For more information, call 428-8140.

*Kodak is a trademark.

Welcome to the Arts Division!

If you are reading this you are one of the first to visit the newly created Arts Division Blog. We in Arts hope you will visit this blog often to get updates on exciting new resources and happenings in this department of the Rochester Public Library. If you haven’t visited the Arts Division located in the Bausch and Lomb Building of the Central Library, you should! Here is a glimpse of what we have to offer.

Framed Prints

Art Displays