Top : Zine Libraries

  • ABC No Rio Zine Library
    156 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002. (212) 254-3697 or e-mail
    Accepts any zines for additional to its library of 10,000 publications. "This project began in 1998 when we rescued the Blackout Zine Library from a squat in the South Bronx which was to be evicted. Since then numerous individuals have donated their personal collections." The collection is open for browsing on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Alternative Gallery Archive
    P.O. Box 20037, GR-11810, Athens, Hellas (Greece)
    Founded in 1982, the archive collects alternative publications and serves as a lending library. "Dear friends across the globe, putting our archive on your mailing list as a complimentary subscriber would be highly appreciated. Back issues, if available, also are welcome."
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Anarchist Archives Project
    P.O. Box 381323, Cambridge, MA 02238-1323
    "Don't throw out your old anarchist literature."
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Barnard College Zine Collection
    3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027. Phone 212-854-3846
    "Barnard's zines are primarily in the area of women's studies, featuring personal and political publications on activism, anarchism, body image, feminism, gender, parenting, queer community, riot grrrl, sexual assault, and other topics. They are created by women of color and NYC and other urban women. The term "woman" applies to anyone who self-identifies as such."
    (Added: 9-Feb-2006)

  • BLD Studios Library
    400 E. 2nd Ave., Columbus OH 43201
    c/o Mark VanFleet (614-299-3766)
    "Collectively run art space seeks artist books, zines, video and audio works for new library."
    (Added: 15-Jun-2004)

  • Books for Bums
    P.O. Box 63074, St. Louis, MO 63163
    "Please send anything from fiction to philosophy, political to environmental, documentary to non-fiction, and so on. We have reading and learning days for homeless people of all backgrounds and cultures."
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Bowling Green University
    c/o Colleen Warner, Popular Culture Collection, William T. Jerome Library
    Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0600
    "We accept any and all donations of zines for our holdings, which currently number more than 11,000. All formats are welcomed without restriction (music-related materials are passed along to our Sound Recordings Archives). The PCL is a library-use-only collection, but materials can be photocopied or scanned. Duplicates are offered to the student community."
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Charm City Art Space
    1729 Maryland Ave., Baltimore, Maryland 21201
    This collective is trying to build its zine library.
    Added: 28-Mar-2004)

  • Civic Media Center Zine Library
    c/o Travis Fristoe, P.O. Box 13077, Gainesville, Florida 32604-1077
    Any type of zines accepted.
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Community Arts & Media Project
    P.O. Box 63232, St. Louis, MO 63163
    The project is located at the Bread & Roses Library/Infoshop at 3022 Cherokee, in the Cherokee district of South St. Louis. As of this entry it had about 500 zines. You can visit its web site or email for info.
    (Added: 27-July-2003)

  • Crescent Wrench Infoshop & Library
    P.O. Box 30058, New Orleans, LA 70190
    Any type of zines accepted.
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Das Yutes Free Library
    c/o Freedom of Information Action, P.O. Box 250972, Little Rock, AR 72225
    "Any types of zines. We also appreciate small-press books and self-published works of any kind." Library located at 1011 Sixth St., No. 5
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Denver Zine Library
    P.O. Box 13826, Denver, CO 80201
    The library is always looking for donations to add to its collection of 5000+ zines. All zines are indexed and categorized in a paper catalog in the library and listed alphabetically online.
    (Added: 1-Jan-2004)

  • Edmonton Small Press Association
    P.O. Box 75086, Ritchie Postal Outlet, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6K1 Canada
    ph (780) 434-9236, email [email protected]
    Seeking donations of zines and comics for library and archive and todistribute through infoshop at demonstrations, festivals, exhibitions and cabarets.
    (Added: 31-Dec-2004)

  • Flywheel Zine Library
    2 Holyoke St., Easthampton, MA 01027, ph (413) 527-9800
    "We appreciate donations of all kinds of zines and small press publications."
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Great Lakes Zine Archive
    c/o Kathryn DeGraff, DePaul University Library, 2350 North Kenmore, Chicago, IL 60614
    Accepts zines from the Midwestern U.S.
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Hangover Cafe Collective Library
    c/o Amy Joy, 2011 NE 47th Ave., Portland, OR 97213
    "The library is in transition right now, looking for a home, but we're still accepting and cataloging any and all zines and books. Our only restriction: No bozos."
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Independent Publishing Resource Center
    917 SW Oak Street #218, Portland OR 97205, ph/fax 503.827.0249
    "The center maintains a library of self-published and independently produced materials available for check-out to members and the general public. Operating as a free lending library, it includes materials that have been denied entrance to public libraries and may be lost without a cataloging effort. We welcome donations."
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Junto Library, Local 91
    2-C 91 Albert St., Winnipeg, MB R3B 1G5
    "We accept all media which falls under the title 'rare, radical and relevant.' Junto is situated in the anarchist Autonomous Zone and runs the Emma Goldman Grassroots Center. We specialize in zines and books of a radical nature but also have films, magazines, music, apparel etc. We frequently hold various workshops and created both Winnipegs' DIY Fest and Spirited Anarchy Fest (which includes the Anarchist bookfair)."
    Added: 30-Apr-2008)

  • Long Haul Infoshop
    3124 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 94705, 510-540-0751
    "Folks can send us a copy of their zine for our library. We are primarily an activist center and community space and most of our zine library is of a political nature."
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Michigan State University
    c/o Randy Scott, Special Collections Division, 100 Library, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1048
    "We accept all zines that have political or entertainment value by anyone's definition. And if you find any that don't, we definitely want those!.No limits, but we do specialize as a whole department in comics and gay/lesbian/bi/trans material, so comix and queerzines are of special interest."
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Minneapolis Community & Technical College
    Library Zine Collection, 1501 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    "Zines are indexed by author/editor, title and broad subject area, and are searchable from an index on the Library's web site. All zines are non-circulating, meaning that they must be used in the library only. However, zines may be photocopied. If you produce a zine please consider donating a copy to the library so that others might view your work. The library received a donation of about 1000 zines from Chris Dodge, librarian at the Utne Reader. This gift provides the foundation of the library's zine collection. Please consider sending us a copy of your zine, or pass the word on to a friend who produces zines."
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Misfit Theatre Zine Library
    c/o Penny Collins, P.O. Box 68939, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand
    "We accept any zines or independent comics from anywhere. The zine library has an accompanying fold-out zine called The Transmitter which lists the items in the library, plus zine distributors and libraries worldwide, and info/essays of interest to zinesters."
    (Added: 8-Mar-2002)

  • Modern Realism Archive
    c/o John Held, Jr., P.O. Box 410837, San Francisco, CA 94141
    This archive includes 3700 mail-art publications and items dating from 1972. John also plans to catalog his collection of 3000 zines. Phone 415 831 5345 for info.
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Napartheid's Fanzinoteka (Fanzine Library)
    127 Postakutxa, Gipuzkoa 20110, The Basque Country, Spain
    "We have more than 1900 zines from 890 editors from around the world as part of our touring fanzine library. We do expos around the Basque County and surrounding areas. The biggest problem is money. The mail taxes are very expensive. Donations and gifts are always welcome."
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • New York State Library
    Manuscripts and Special Collections, Albany, NY 12230
    Accepts zines from New York state and current issues of zines sent to original Factsheet 5.
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Papercut Zine Library
    45 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138
    "We love getting donations of zines of any type, time period, or category." Phone Phone 617-492-2606 or e-mail [email protected]. You can mail donations or drop them off at the library (call for hours) or at a drop box at the Lucy Parsons Center (549 Columbus Ave. in the South End, Boston).
    (Added: 7-Jan-2006)

  • Pittsburgh Zine Library and Archive
    c/o Deanna Hitchcock, P.O. Box 8131, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
    Founded in 1999, this library is housed at the Big Idea Infoshop. It has about 3000 zines organized by category.
    (Added: 27-July-2003)

  • PNCA Library
    Zine Collection, 1241 NW Johnson St., Portland, OR 97209
    Submissions of zines, comics, chapbooks, etc. of all styles and genres are welcome. All items are cataloged on our site and remain part of a permanent collection. Email the director of library services, [email protected], if you have any questions.
    (Added: 30-Jan-2002)

  • Richard Hugo House
    Zine Archive Project, 1634 11th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122, ph 206-322-7030
    e-mail: [email protected]
    "Any type of zines."
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Safe Haven Zine Library
    c/o Mark Tristworthy, P.O. Box 4491, Austin, TX 78765
    "The library started in 1995 as a collection point for underground literature in the form of fanzines, magazines, books and so on. It is here so that people can read zines they might not have the money for, or zines that too rare to get ahold of."
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Salford Zine Library
    48 Landos Court, Gunson St., Manchester, U.K. M40 7WT
    "Salford Zine Library is a non-profit venture which aims to create a library of self published work from around the world for all to access. The library is based at Islington Mill, home to more than 50 artist studios. It also tours the U.K., visiting schools, universities, public art galleries and book fairs."
    (Added: 7-Sept-2011)

  • Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History
    and Culture

    Special Collections Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708-0185
    Accepts donations of zines by women and girls. "The Sarah Dyer Zine Collection came to us in seven unassuming boxes bursting with thousands of self-published works by women and girls. The publications are opinionated and sometimes unapologetically personal. They range from photocopy-collage to slick-looking glossies, and they express the incredible breadth of women's interests and talents, as well as the depth of their desire to communicate." Since Dyer’s initial donation, many more authors and collectors have donated zines, expanding the collection to more than 3,500, with the majority dating from 1985 to 2005.
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Salt Lake City Public Library
    c/o Clinton Watson
    209 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
    The library is building a collection of zines in its periodicals department.
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • San Diego State University
    West Coast Zine Collection
    5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-8050
    The aim of the Special Collections and University Archives is to provide a protected space for Do-it-Yourself collections while advancing public access. Zines in the collection do not circulate outside the library.
    (Added: 29-Jan-2003)

  • San Francisco Public Library
    Little Maga/Zine Collection, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
    "Especially interested in zines from the Bay Area and the West Coast, but we'll consider anything."
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • State University New York, Buffalo
    c/o Michael Basinki, Poetry/Rare Books Collection, 420 Capen Hall, Box 60200,
    Buffalo, NY 14260-2200
    "We accept all zines that are approximately 50 percent or more poetry."
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • UCLA Arts Library
    Darby Romeo Zine Collection, c/o Arts Library Special Collections
    YRL Rm 22478, UCLA 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575.
    Phone 310.825.7253 Archivist: Julie Graham.
    "Collection consists of privately printed and distributed arts and literary magazines. The inventory is available via the Online Archive of California. All zines are non-circulating and must be used in our reading room. We accept any zine so long as it doesn't contain perishable contents (i.e. food). Due to space restrictions, we cannot accept multiple copies of a single issue."
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • University College London
    The Library, Gower St., London, WC1E 6BT, England
    "We don't have a zines collection as such, although we do accept zines for our Alternative Press collection."
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • University of Iowa
    Special Collections and University Archives, University of Iowa Libraries, 100 Main Library, Iowa City, IA 52242
    "Our collections include perzines, fanzines, apazines, and other zines dealing with art, music, the riot grrrl movement, and many other topics. Although our zines do not circulate, they are freely available for viewing and study to all interested parties."
    (Added: 15-Nov-2009)

  • University of Montana
    c/o Chris Mullin, Mansfield Library Small Press Collection, 32 Campus Drive, #9936 Missoula, MT 59812-9936
    "We accept any type of zine. There are now more than 1000 in the collection. We keep them locked up so they won't all vanish, but they are available to anyone to read. We archive one copy of each issue. If we receive duplicates, we pass those on the student assistants who file the zines for us. We're still looking for any and all zines, and will preserve them for as long as the paper lasts. They're in Special Collections, and you have to ask to see them, but we let anyone look at anything they are interested when the Special Collections Department is open—currently 9-5, five days a week."
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center
    c/o Librarians, 218 W. Main St., Suite 110, Urbana, IL 61801
    "The Indymedia Center has a Progressive Library that has a growing zine collection, along with other underground publications and periodicals. Donations of zine and other indy publications are appreciated."
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Welland Zine Library
    c/o Tiki, 11 Ascot Ct., Welland Ontario, Canada, L3C 6K7
    "Located at Youth Innovations Youth Centre at the Seaway Mall in Welland
    Ontario. Zine donations needed from zinesters and distros. Send ads or flyers with
    your donation and we will advertise for you."
    (Added: 18-Mar-2003)

  • Wisconsin Historical Society
    c/o Jim Danky, 816 State St., Madison, WI 53706
    "All Wisconsin, all the time."
    (Added: 1-Jan-2002)

  • Zine Librarian (print zine)
    This zine, created by Greig Means (a librarian at the Independent Publishing Resource Center in Portland, Oregon), is for and about zine librarians. It includes a list of zine libraries from around the world. You can order a copy for $1 cash from P.O. Box 12409, Portland, OR 97212, or e-mail for info.
    (Added: 15-Feb-2002)

  • From A to Zine: Building a Winning Zine Collection in Your Library
    Published by the American Library Association.
    Added: 13-Feb-2005)

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