If you're ready to part with the zines you've collected--or your parents are ready for their attic to part with the zines you've collected, we are happy to add them to your library, as long as they're in scope. Anything out of scope, we'll donate to another zine library. We are happy to reimburse your postage and send you some Barnard Zine Library swag in thanks.
We are also glad to add in-scope zines from individual zine makers. Barnard zines are generally on the lower end of the production scale, i.e., $1-5 zines, not those that cost more to make and cost much more than $5. Contact the Zine Librarian if your zine is higher end, but you think still on mission. We will pay for them and/or send you zines and swag in trade. Your choice. Email before mailing us anything.
At the moment, we are especially interested in acquiring zines that document riot grrrl, though we are eager to accept zines from any time period or subject as long as they fit our collection policy guidelines. Our guidelines specify that the zines must be written by people who identify as female or did when the zine was published, or by people of all genders writing about their femme identity.
When possible, we like to get two copies of each zine--one for the archives, and one for the stacks. Please contact us before making your donation. We will be happy to provide a letter acknowledging the donation, but we cannot provide a valuation with it.
Please contact Jenna Freedman if you have questions or want to discuss your collection.
New York, NY