- 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.
- 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."
- Anarchist Archives Project
P.O. Box 381323, Cambridge, MA 02238-1323
"Don't throw out your old anarchist literature."
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."
- BLD Studios Library
400 E. 2nd Ave., Columbus OH 43201
c/o Mark VanFleet
"Collectively run art space seeks artist books, zines, video
and audio works for new library."
- 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
- Bowling Green University
c/o Colleen Warner, Popular Culture Collection, William T. Jerome
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."
City Art Space
1729 Maryland Ave., Baltimore, Maryland 21201
This collective is trying to build its zine library.
- Civic Media Center Zine Library
c/o Travis Fristoe,
P.O. Box 13077, Gainesville, Florida 32604-1077
Any type of zines accepted.
- 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
- Crescent Wrench Infoshop & Library
P.O. Box 30058, New Orleans, LA 70190
Any type of zines accepted.
- Das Yutes Free Library
c/o Freedom of Information Action, P.O. Box 250972, Little Rock,
"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
- 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.
- Edmonton Small Press Association
P.O. Box 75086, Ritchie Postal Outlet, Edmonton, Alberta T6E
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.
- Flywheel Zine Library
2 Holyoke St., Easthampton, MA 01027, ph (413) 527-9800
"We appreciate donations of all kinds of zines and small
- Great Lakes Zine Archive
c/o Kathryn DeGraff,
DePaul University Library, 2350 North Kenmore, Chicago, IL 60614
Accepts zines from the Midwestern U.S.
- 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."
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."
- 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)."
- 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."
- 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."
- Minneapolis Community & Technical
Library Zine Collection, 1501 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
"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."
- 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."
- 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.
- 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."
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
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.
Zine Archive Project, 1634 11th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122, ph 206-322-7030
e-mail: [email protected]
"Any type of zines."
- 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."
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."
- Sallie Bingham Center for Women's
Special Collections Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
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 Dyers 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.
- 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
- 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.
- San Francisco Public Library
Little Maga/Zine Collection, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco,
"Especially interested in zines from the Bay Area and the
West Coast, but we'll consider anything."
- 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
- 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."
- 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."
- 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
- 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 opencurrently
9-5, five days a week."
Independent Media Center
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
- 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."
- Wisconsin Historical Society
c/o Jim Danky, 816
State St., Madison, WI 53706
"All Wisconsin, all the time."
- 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
A to Zine: Building a Winning Zine Collection in Your Library
Published by the American Library Association.
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