U.S. Libraries with Zine Collections by State:
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Zine Libraries Countries Outside the U.S.:
The Catalyst Infoshop, Prescott
Dry River Zine Library, Tucson
Anno Domini Zine Library, San Jose
Focus is on creative and artistic zines.
Asian American Zine Archive, University of California, Davis
c/o Darrell Y. Hamamoto, Asian American Studies Program
530-752-5600, by appointment only
Bako Zines Library, Bakersfield
They're looking for donations: P.O. Box 30117 Bakersfield, CA. 93385
Beautiful/Decay, Culver City
Art and comix zines
Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco
Chain House Zine Library, LA
A traveling Zine Library/Press
Che Cafe Zine Library, La Jolla
The Che is most interested in zines addressing political and social issues, especially looking for DIY how-to guides.
City Heights Free Skool, San Diego
Lending library of zines and books covering topics such as health, political theory, personal experience, fiction and poetry, art, media and culture, history, bikes, cooking, and gardening. Most materials are in English, with a growing Spanish language section.
Long Haul Infoshop, Berkeley
Radical periodical collection spanning the past few decades.
Rock! Paper! Scissors! Zine Library, Oakland
San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco
The collection spans the twentieth century, with a special emphasis on the San Francisco experience.
University of California, Riverside, Riverside
Science fiction fanzines
West Coast Zine Collection, San Diego State University, San Diego
Colorado College, Colorado Springs
Denver Zine Library, Denver
Elm City Infoshop (inside Neverending Books), 810 State St., New Haven CT 06511
Provisions Library: Resource Center for Activism & Arts, Washington, DC
New College of Florida, Sarasota
University of Central Florida, Orlando
Jacksonville Public Library, Jacksonville
"We hope to focus on regionally based zines, but our scope will be broad, including publications devoted to arts, culture, comics, politics, and advocacy."
Civic Media Center, Gainesville
Firefly Lending Library, Miami
Athens-Clarke County Library zine collection
The collection focuses on issues that teens deal with such as sexual identity, fitting in, and mental health, as well as humor and art zines. The collection contains around 250 zines and donations are accepted. For more info, contact Brandy Erdmann at email@example.com
Oconee County Library, Watkinsville
DePaul University Zine Collection, Chicago
Includes zines from the 1994 Underground Press Conference as well as individuals' donated collections. Also known as Great Lakes Underground Press Collection, for zines acquired at the conference.
Ela Area Public Library, Lake Zurich
Read/Write Library Chicago, IL
Anything self-published in Chicago
Small Science Zine Library, Chicago, IL
Science zines to download.
Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, Urbana, IL
University of Iowa, Iowa City
Special collections including "zines relating to avant-garde, underground, and popular music," Blakes 7 fanzines, fan fiction, apazines, science fiction fanzines, Star Trek, Star Wars, and riot grrrl. Also zines from the Zine Machine, a vending machine full of 'em.
Sweet Bee Infoshop, Des Moines, IA
University of Kentucky Zine Archive, Lexington
c/o Deirdre Scaggs, King Library, firstname.lastname@example.org
The collection focuses on zines produced in or discussing the Southern United States and/or environmental issues (bikes, veganism, sustainable communities, etc.).
The Brick House, Louisville, KY
Amistad Research Center, Tulane University, New Orleans
"zines written and published by individuals of color or whose topics focus on racial and ethnic culture and history, civil rights, race relations, and related topics"
Hidden Spaces Zine Collection, sift, New Orleans
Pop-Up Zine Library events
Deerest Isle Traveling Zine Library!, Deer Isle
Wrong Brain, Kittery
Baltimore County Public Library, Baltimore, MD
Fanzines and Amateur Press Association mailings
Charm City Art Space, Baltimore, MD
About half personal zines, and half punk zines HeartattaCk, Maximumrocknroll.
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Maryland, College Park
D.C. Punk and Indie Fanzine Collection
Hampshire College, Amherst
Lesley University, Cambridge
Papercut Zine Library, Cambridge
Simmons College, Boston
Smith College, Northampton
Girls' zines, many from Tristan Taormino's collection.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Political, especially anarchist zines.
Michigan State, East Lansing
Comics are their specialty.
Petoskey Public Library, Petoskey
Has a small zine collection as part of its Teen Room, not cataloged.
Ypsilanti District Library
Stacey Palazzolo, Outreach Services, 5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti MI 48197
734-482-4110, ext. 1340; email@example.com
Minnesota Community and Technical College, Minneapolis
Minneapolis Public Library Walker Branch, Minneapolis
Search for subject Fanzines and you'll retrieve a list of nearly 200 bibliographic records, most representing not items about zines but zines themselves.
Bat Annex Free School Library, Minneapolis, MN.
Their catalog is online at LibraryThing.
Bread and Roses Library, St. Louis, MO
Joseph Heathcott Collection of Counterculture Publications, Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections, St. Louis, MO
"These materials were collected by Joseph Heathcott in the course of his research as an American Studies professor and urban historian. Most of the materials were published between the late 1980s and early 2000s, and include American national and regional publications as well as materials published in Canada, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere."
Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City
Paper Airplane Zine Library, Springfield, MO
Samizdat Zine Library, St. Louis, MO
University of Montana-Missoula, Missoula
Mansfield Library, attn: Special Collections Librarian or firstname.lastname@example.org
Slumgullion Independent Publishing Co-op, Missoula, MT
Local and kid friendly zines, and others.
Omaha Zine Library, Omaha, NE
Las Vegas Zine Library, Las Vegas, NV
Plymouth Regional High School, Plymouth
Zines are not cataloged, but they do circulate.
K/S Zine Library, one in New Jersey, one in Scotland
By subscription. Star Trek fanzines and slash fiction.
Teen Zone, Farmington Public Library, Farmington
Barnard College, New York
Cis- and transgender women's personal and political zines. Open stacks and archives collections.
Brooklyn College, Brooklyn
Primary focus is Brooklyn zines.
Durland Alternatives Library, Cornell University, Ithaca
Fales Library & Special Collections, NYU, New York
Zines and other materials related to the riot grrrl movement.
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn
University at Buffalo, Buffalo
Zines from around Western New York circa early to mid 1990s
Wells College Zine Library, Aurora
New York Public Library, DeWitt Wallace Periodical Room 108, Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York
New York State Library, Albany
They have the Factsheet Five collection.
ABC No Rio Zine Library, New York, NY
DitKO!, The Silent Barn, Ridgewood, NY
Silent City Distro, Ithaca, NY
Sugar City, Buffalo, NY
TAC Zine Library, Oswego, NY
Unofficial SUNY New Paltz Traveling Zine Library, New Paltz, NY
Duke University, Durham
Includes the Sarah Dyer collection
Internationalist Books and Community Center, Chapel Hill
Browne Popular Culture Library , Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green
Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland
Cuyahoga County Public Library, Independence
Teen collection at Independence branch.
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
Multnomah County Public Library, Portland, OR
Bitch Media, Portland, OR
Black Rose at the Red and Black Cafe, Portland, OR
Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC), Portland, OR
Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh
Little Berlin, Philadelphia, PA
Zines and artist's books.
Roboto Project Zine Library, Pittsburgh
The Soapbox: Philadelphia's Independent Publishing Center, Philadelphia, PA
Vermillion Public Library, Vermillion
Chattanooga Public Library, Chattanooga
Linebaugh Public Library, Murfreesboro
Watkins College of Art & Design, Nashville
Austin Public Library, Faulk Central Library, Austin
Austin Zine Library, Austin,
In the Rhizome Collective's Center for Community Organizing
Texas A & M University, College Station
Zines created by Texans or other Southwesterners and/or concern Texas or the Southwest; zines created by African-Americans or Latino/as in Texas or the Southwest; zines created by TAMU students or former students; and Artzines concerned with printing and/or designed as print art objects.
Salt Lake City Public Library, Main Library, Level 2, Salt Lake City
Marlboro College, Marlboro
The Root Radical Lending Library, Brattleboro
Schulz Library, White River Junction, VT
The library for the Center for Cartoon Studies. Also has graphic novels, cartoon collections, and related ephemera.
Flying Brick Library, Richmond, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Wingnut Anarrchist Collective, Richmond, VA
Kitsap Regional Library: Port Orchard Branch, 87 Sidney Ave., Port Orchard
Shannon Peterson, 360-876-2224
Local, teen, comics, northwest zines
Olympia Zine Library, Olympia
Punk Zine Archive, Mill Creek
PDFs of out of print issues of punk zines including Flipside, HeartattaCk, Maximumrocknroll, and Suburban Voice.
Seattle Public Library, Seattle
In the Teen Center at the downtown library and also at the University Branch
Contact for University Branch: Josie Watanabe
Timberland Regional Library, Olympia and Yelm
Search for them in the catalog using keyword <zine>
Zine Archive & Publishing Project, Seattle, WA
Beloit College, Beloit, WI
Library Workers Zine Collection, SLIS Laboratory Library, University of Wisconsin – Madison
National Libary of Australia, Canberra, ACT
Port Phillip Library Service, Port Phillip, Victoria
State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria
Copy & Destroy Zine Library Brisbane
Octapod, Newcastle NSW
FEL Bibliotheek, Ghent
Anchor Archive Zine Library, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Annapolis Valley Zine Library, Greenwich, Nova Scotia
Bibliograph, Montréal, Québec
Calgary Zine Library, Zine Tree Collective, Calgary, Alberta
Arrow Archive, Hamilton, Ontario
Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, Ontario
Pride Library, London, Ontario
part of the Queer Graphica Collection at the University of Western Ontario
Sheridan College Library, Oakville, Ontario
Toronto Zine Library, Toronto, Ontario
Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, British Columbia
XPACE, Toronto, Ontario
Fanzinothèque, Poitiers, France
Archiv der Jugendkulturen e.V. Berlin, Germany
FemArchiv in the Frauenmuseum, Marburg, Germany
The Athens Zine Bibliotheque, Athens, Greece
C20 Library & Collective Surabaya, Indonesia
The Forgotten Zine Archive, Dublin, Ireland
Irish & international independent publications
Itami City Library, Itami-shi, Hyogo, Japan
Nagi Shokudo, Shibuya, Japan
Zine library in a vegan restaurant. Japanese/English collection. From VLU blog.
Zsa Zsa Zine Library, Amsterdam
feminist, queer and poc zines and comics
Feminist Zine Library,Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
Wellington City Libraries, Wellington, New Zealand
56a Zine Library, London, England
political, feminist, queer, activist zines as well as perzines and punk zines
British Library, London, England
counterculture zines, women’s zines, riot grrrl zines,music zines, football zines, alternative comics
Cowley Club, Brighton, England
lending library with materials relating to libertarian, ecological, and feminist books, pamphlets, and zines
Glasgow Women's Library, Glasgow, Scotland
Feminist, perzines, music, punk, political, comics included in the collection. The collection dates from the early 90s to present day.
London College of Communication, London, England
art zines as well as music/personal/political zines, covering art, music, photography, politics and personal stories
Manchester LGBT Zine Library, Manchester, England
Zines housed in the Joyce Layland LGBT Centre
Mobile Menstrual Zine Library, Sheffield, England
Salford Zine Library, Manchester, England
Stuart Hall Library, London, England
cultural diversity,race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality, as well as personal/political/arts based zines
University of Portsmouth/Zineopolis, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Zineopolis! Supports an arts, design & media illustration course
The Women's Library, London, England
Austin Fanzine Project, Austin, TX
Internet Archive, San Francisco, CA
Queer Zine Archive Project, Milwaukee, WI
Queer zines available in PDF for download.
Send Back My Stamps!: METAL FANZINE ARCHIVE
Death/thrash/grind/black metal fanzine scans from yesteryear
A collaboration of scientists, artists, students, and anyone else interested in science, this project produces small zines and web comics on a variety of topics. Read online, download zines, and share your ideas.
An online library which has hundreds of radical zines ready to print.
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