Barnard's zines are created by women (cis- and transgender) with an emphasis on zines by women of color. 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, third wave feminism, gender, parenting, queer community, riot grrrl, sexual assault, trans experience, and other topics.


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

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. 

Note: Our banner image, designed by Diane Zhou is a detail from Estrus #1 by MariNaomi, used with her permission.