The collection is enormously varied, and includes magazines appealing to a wide readership, as well as those focusing on cultural identity, social and political issues, business, economic development, fashion, health, education, the arts, sport and music, as well as a large number addressed to women readers.
The periodical collections includes, but is not limited to, the following publications:
- The Voice
- Straight No Chaser
- Black Beauty
- Brixton Defence Campaign Bulletin
- Race Today
- Rastafari Speaks