Zine Collection in 'The Corner'

Black and white photo of several zines on a shelf with titles like: "Imposter Syndrome," "Becoming Political: Finding Possibility Within Community," and "Frannie the Feminist."

The zine collection at Western Libraries is located on the second floor of Wilson in 'The Corner,' and all zines can be borrowed for up to 3 weeks.  

Zines are self-published, ephemeral works that are often photocopied, handmade, and highly visual. They facilitate discourse between members of communities whose information needs, experiences, and interests are not always represented by commercial publishers. Zines counter harmful stigmas, beliefs, and assumptions. Zines also challenge the scholarly publishing status quo. 

This collection contains zines made by local & regional zinesters, with an emphasis on zines made by BIPOC, womxn, disabled, immigrant, and/or LGBTQIA+ zinesters. Content is current and has been sourced primarily from two local zine events, The Portland Zine Symposium and Olympia Zine Fest. Other titles were ordered directly from zinesters and bookstores.    

You can browse the zine collection in person by visiting “The Corner,” where the zines are organized alphabetically by title. Or find and request zines through OneSearch using the keyword “zine” and filtering to “Wilson 2- The Corner. If you have questions about the zine collection or if you would like to share your zine with the library, email spracke@wwu.edu.