We now have a cataloged collection of zines that can be browsed by title, shelved on the main floor between the newspapers and the browsing collection. Like browsing books, they can be checked out for a month. We decided to create this collection as an example of alternative DIY publishing. Many of the zines were gifts from the San Francisco Public Library and Barnard College’s zine collection.
Though our collection focus will be on gender, diversity, contemporary protest movements, memoir, and Minnesota authors and subjects, there is quite a mix. Check it out! Or see our guide to zines.
Special hat tip to our cataloging and collections management staff for the hard work of making these zines discoverable.