Zine Library

Welcome to the Zine Library!

Barnard's zines reflect the Barnard College student population with regard to gender. We have zines by women, nonbinary people, and trans men, with a collection emphasis on zines by women of color and a newer effort to acquire more zines by trans women. We collect zines on feminism and femme identity by people of all genders. The zines are personal and political publications on a wide range of topics, broadly addressing gender, feminisms, identities, political activism, and popular culture. Frequent topics include, for example, teenage girlhoods, punk cultures, COVID-19, riot grrrl, LGBTQIA experiences, BIPOC identities, travel, comics, physical and mental health, body image, gender nonconformity, discrimination, DIY and crafting, cooking, friendship, and much more. Our zines are at the lower end of the production level scale and typically cost $10 or less, with most of them in the $1-$5 range.

We welcome visitors from everyday zine lovers to international scholars. Come by yourself or bring a friend, or bring your class in for a workshop. Contact zines@barnard.edu. 

We affirm that Black Lives Matter — in our zines and in our hearts.

Zine Basics

Look here to find information on:

  • What is a Zine?
  • How do you make a Zine? 
  • Are Zines blogs? (Spoiler: They are not.)  
  • Zine Genres 

Zines at Barnard

Explore here to find information: 

  • About the Collection 
  • Access 
  • Donation 
  • Exhibits 
  • Proposals 

Zine Libraries

Here you will find a list of Zine Libraries in other states, abroad, and online. 

Zine Research & Teaching

Learn how to research and teach with Zines! 

Here you will find: 

  • Classes at Barnard
  • Lesson Plans
  • Librarian Resources
  • Zineography 
  • NYC Resources 
  • Zine Sites 

Financial contributions to the zine library support student staff, project staff, and technological improvements in the zine library. 

Click "donate" then navigate to "Other designation" and indicate "Barnard Zine Library." Thank you!