Advertising in Video Librarian

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Note: Video Librarian has ceased print publication, effective with the Nov/Dec 2019 issue. Video Librarian Online will continue going forward in 2020 and options for online advertising will be posted when that becomes available.

Video Librarian is the only comprehensive video review and news magazine aimed at the public, school, academic and special library markets. Each issue contains over 200 reviews of documentary, children’s, movie, TV, anime, and music reviews, as well as product announcements and video news. Widely praised by librarians and library periodicals alike, Video Librarian is virtually the only targeted video publication that goes directly into the hands of the video buyer.

Why Advertise in Video Librarian?

An advertisement in Video Librarian provides you with:

  1. the most targeted advertising available
  2. the best rates to be found in a major library periodical
  3. exposure in the most highly regarded source for video information
  4. additional readership due to heavy sampling at library conferences

Targeted Marketing: No other library publication goes directly to the video buyer.

Best Rates: No other major library publication offers rates as low as Video Librarian’s. In fact, a year’s worth of advertising in our magazine is substantially lower than what you would find in other major library periodicals.

In addition, full-time advertisers now receive additional exposure–a 25-word company description and link–on our Distributors Database page and a rotating spot on our home page at no additional charge!

Respected Source: Called “the best single all-around source of video information available” (Public Libraries), Video Librarian has been the review publication of choice among librarians for over 25 years.

Heavy Sampling: Video Librarian maintains a strong presence at library conferences, such as the American Library Association and the Public Library Association conferences.

Advertising Rates And Specifications

Inside Pages/Black & White Rates/Add $350 Per Insertion for Full Color

Space Size
(Width x Height)
1X 2X 4X 6X
(Includes free Advertiser Spotlight coverage on website)
Full page 8-1/2″x 11″ $950 $875 $825 $775
2/3 Page
(2 Columns)
4-5/8″x 9-3/4″ $750 $725 $675 $625
1/2 Page
7″x 4-3/4″ $625 $575 $525 $475
1/2 Page
4-1/2″x 6-3/4″ $625 $575 $525 $475
1/3 Page
4-5/8″x 4-3/4″ $450 $425 $375 $350
1/3 Page
(Horizontal Column)
2-1/4″x 9-3/4″ $450 $425 $375 $350
1/6 Page
(1/2 Column)
2-1/4″x 4-3/4″ $300 $250 $225 $200
Covers 2, 3, 4
(Full color included in price)
Inside Front,
Inside Back
8-1/2″x 11″ $1550 $1450 $1400 $1350
Back 7″x 8″ $1650 $1550 $1500 $1450

In a recent survey over 85% of Video Librarian reader respondents said they found the ads in Video Librarian useful in making purchase decisions!

Advertising in Video Librarian often sells out prior to reservation date.

Call 800/265-7965 and reserve your space today (before it’s all gone!)

Closing and Publication Date

January-February 2019

  • Reservations: November 21, 2018
  • Materials: December 5, 2018
  • Publication: January 2, 2019

March-April 2019

  • Reservations: January 16, 2019
  • Materials: February 6, 2019
  • Publication: March 6, 2019

May-June 2019

  • Reservations: March 20, 2019
  • Materials: April 3, 2019
  • Publication: May 1, 2019

July-August 2019

  • Reservations: May 22, 2019
  • Materials: June 5, 2019
  • Publication: July 3, 2019

September-October 2019

  • Reservations: July 17, 2019
  • Materials: August 7, 2019
  • Publication: September 4, 2019

November-December 2019

  • Reservations: September 18, 2019
  • Materials: October 2, 2019
  • Publication: November 6, 2019

January-February 2020

  • Reservations: November 20, 2019
  • Materials: December 4, 2019
  • Publication: January 2, 2020

Inquiries and Insertion Orders to:

Anne Williams, Marketing Director
Phone: 800/265-7965
Fax: 360/626-1260

Deliver Materials to:

Video Librarian
9479 Bayshore Dr. NW, Suite 203
Silverdale, WA 98383

General Information:

Submit ad files by exporting or printing to a PDF/X1a file and e-mail file to: For large files, please contact for FTP upload instructions. All advertisements are subject to Publisher’s approval. Cancellations cannot be accepted after space reservation closing date.

Mechanical Specifications:

Printing: offset, coated stock

Binding: saddle-stitched; trim size 8-1/2″x 11″

Resolution: 300 dpi, Color: CMYK or Grayscale (no RGB)

Bleeds: only on covers and full page ads; add 1/8″ to trim size all around.

Color and Black & White Ads: e-mailed or FTP-sent ads must be accompanied by ad proof or PDF. Please include linked graphics, and screen and printer fonts.

Payment Terms: Net 30. Overdue invoices are subject to a service charge.

Typesetting/Design: Available at additional cost.

Cover of the May-June 2017 issue of VIDEO LIBRARIAN