The Zine Library is physically closed until further notice, but zine library staff are active. Email with questions, for research support, or to learn more about our growing COVID19 zine collection.

Zine Library

Welcome to the Zine Library!

Barnard's zines are created by womxn and non-binary people, a collection emphasis on zines by womxn of color and a new (2019) effort to acquire more zines by transwomen. We collect zines on feminism and femme identity by people of all genders. The zines are personal and political publications on activism, anarchism, body image, gender, parenting, queer community, riot grrrl, sexual assault, trans feminisms, and other topics.

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 

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

Look here to find information on:

  • What is a Zine?
  • How to make a Zine? 
  • Are Zines Blogs? (spoiler: they are not)  
  • Zine Genres 

Explore here to find information: 

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

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

Learn how to research and teach with Zines! 

Here you will find: 

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