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Art, Graphic Design, Craft, Photography, Interior Design and Architecture Magazines—that you can take home!


Have you ever found yourself looking for a review of a great painting show you saw in a Chelsea gallery four months ago?  Or, perhaps you saw the name of a new photographer working on Marc Jacobs’ ads and want to know more about the artist.  The Art and Picture Collections at the Mid-Manhattan Library offer art periodicals to take home from the last couple of years.  We can also help you find articles and reviews recently published or from years past in our online databases.  Listed below is an overview of our magazine collection. Stop in and check us out.

Newsstand, 32nd Street and Third Avenue, Manhattan., Digital ID 482798, New York Public LibraryMagazines for Art, Graphic Design, Crafts, Photography, Interior Design and Architecture @ the Mid-Manhattan Library Art and Picture Collections:

  • Approximately 25 periodicals are available for check out on the 3rd Floor in the Art Collection.
  • Back issues up to 2 years circulate and can be taken home.
  • Periodicals can be borrowed for 3 weeks and are renewable up to 10 times.
  • Reserves through the catalog are not permitted, but if you call us @ 212-340-0871, we'll set aside periodicals for you at the info desk for 24 hours.
  • Please return these periodicals to the Mid-Manhattan Library.

Circulating Titles Include:

American Artist, American Photo, Antiques, Aperture, Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, Art & Antiques, Art in America, Artforum, Artnews, Artist’s Magazine, Communication Arts, Crafts, Digital Photo Pro, Draw!, Dwell, Elle Decor, Fiberarts, Fine Woodworking, Frieze, How: the Bottomline Design Magazine, Interior Design, Juxtapoz, Nylon, Popular Photography, Wallpaper, Watercolor, World of Interiors

Digital Magazines:

You can access thousands of periodicals through our online databases.   Some databases, like JSTOR and Art Full Text, are available for use in the Library only.  Other databases, such as Project Muse and Academic Search Premier, are available from home with your library card barcode number. 

For Research: 

The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at 42nd and 5th Avenue subscribes to hundreds of art periodicals.  They are for reference use only and can be requested in Room 108, and some are also available digitally. For holdings, check the catalog by selecting Journal Title.


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