Music Magazines at RPL

Did you know that the Central Library Arts Division has the largest selection of music magazines throughout the entire Monroe County Library System? This is an amazing resource that I need to share! Here is a list of music-related magazines that RPL subscribes to…


Billboard International Buyers Guide

Billboard International Talent & Touring Guide

Blues Revue

Clavier Companion

Down Beat



Guitar Player


International Musician


Living Blues

M Music and Musicians

Music Educators Journal

New Musical Express

Opera News

Rolling Stone

Sheet Music Magazine

Sight and Sound

Sing Out


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.

New magazine for doll makers

Stampington is a publisher of high quality craft magazines. Their titles range from jewelry making, beading, doll making, sewing, primitives, and rubber stamping. The Arts Division recently received their Art Doll Quarterly magazine. This magazine is dedicated to all kinds of doll makers and their doll creations from cloth to sculptural dolls. Art Doll Quarterly is wonderfully illustrated with great color photos of art dolls. There are artist interviews along with many ideas for new projects. Each issue has original doll patterns. Take a look at it in the Arts Division. Even if you don’t make dolls, it sure is fun to look at.