UK and Ireland Zine Libraries directory

If you work with a zine collection not listed below or if you need to amend any existing details then get in touch .

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56a Infoshop Zine Archive

Scope of collection: Zine collection from 1980 to Now. Music, politics, personal, practical. Focus on anarchism, feminism, bikes and punk

Number of zines in collection: 2000

Where: 56 Crampton St London SE17 3AE

Online catalogue: Not available

Donations policy: Zine donations are welcome

Access: 56a is open Wednesdays 3-7pm, Thursdays 2-8pm, Fridays 3-7pm  Saturdays 2-6pm

Contact: 56a@posteo.net


 

British Library Zines and Fanzines

Scope of collection: The Library holds c.500 music zines and over 250 football fanzines. In addition to these, there are zines around a wide range of other subjects including women, LGBT+, veganism, mental health, and anti-racism and environmental concerns, and zines produced by artists. They range from the earliest zines produced to the present, and although most are from the UK, there are also many from the US and other countries. The Library tries to collect zines produced in the UK as comprehensively as possible, to form part of the national published archive, and is keen to receive a single copy of any UK-based zine not currently held, regardless of subject matter or style.

Number of zines in collection: 1000

Where: British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2BD

Online catalogue: Search here

Donations policy: Zine donations are welcome

Access: Reading Rooms are normally accessible to people aged 18 or over, but it is possible for under-18s to request access. A free reader’s pass is required for entry to reading rooms; to obtain one it is necessary to register and provide proof of identity and proof of address.

Contact: debbie.cox@bl.uk


 

Central Saint Martins Zine Library

Scope of collection: Zine collection established in 2017 collecting around mental health, fat activism, DIY, feminism, anti-racism, squatting, art, perzines, trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people, activism, prisoner support, disability, unemployment, urbanism and gentrification, trans health, anarchism, queer astrology, sex work, illness, race / class, alcoholism, drag, anti-advertising, sex positive, eczema, self-help, punk, dysphoria, DIY music, women and non-binary activists, anxiety, police abolitionism, working class, intersectionality, self-publishing, PTSD, free distribution, body positivity, fanzines, QTIPOC artists, bi visibility, survivors

Number of zines in collection: 70

Where: Central Saint Martins Library The Granary Building 1 Granary Square London N1C 4AA

Online catalogue: Search here

Donations policy: We take donations we feel relevant to teaching and learning in the college, this may be relating to topic, format or authorship. We cannot however accept all donations due to limits on staffing and storage. Please contact for more information

Access: Zines are not accessible to the public on a regular basis, please contact for more information.

Contact: v.eades@arts.ac.uk


 

Edinburgh Zine Library

Scope of collection: Contemporary zines on any topic

Number of zines in collection: 50

Where: Edinburgh Zine Library, Art and Design Library, Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EG

Online catalogue:  Not yet available

Donations policy: Zine donations are welcome

Access: Zines are accessible to the public.

Contact: edinburghzinelibrary@gmail.com


 

Glasgow Women’s Library zine collection

Scope of collection: A collection of zines dating from the early 1990s to the present, covering a wide range of subjects including feminism, politics, music, art, literature, sexuality, mental health, and body image.

Number of zines in collection: 400

Where: 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow, G40 1BP

Online catalogue: Search here

Donations policy: Zine donations are welcome

Access:  Zines are accessible to the public

Contact: nicola.maksymuik@womenslibrary.org.uk


 

Leeds Library and Information Service, Zine Library

Scope of collection: We have a range of zines. Including The Ham. Jaw Ache. The Hedge. Six Women Poets. The narrative of northern skin. Footnotes. Hyde Park. Chapel town Arts Festival. Shout about Garforth. Say hi and wave. QZAP. My Mad Fat Zine. Catch 22 reworks of literature. Yonica. Axolotl. On Sanity. Tiny doodles. Gendercide. Queens of my world. Good for thought. It’s all too much. Footprint zines. Personal trainer. Voices. Stalking bill Murray. Just remember. Tiger tea. Leeds Grime zine. Women in stem. Holes memos. Zinesters retreat Me and Bruce. Tiny house movement mythologising me. Tiny house movement. Future past zine. Defend our nhs. Amay zine. One day without us . Leeds international women’s film collective. Stuck in middle England with you. Brick a zine about abortion.shoddy. some poems by other women extend enhance exceed. Armey mills. Wow zine. The chapess. Costume party. northern soul. Shape and situate.Here in my head. A human Sponge. Girl gang Sheffield. Cool schmool.Your pretty face is going straight to help

Number of zines in collection: 200

Where: First Floor, Leeds Central Library, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS13AB

Online catalogue:  Zines are not yet catalogued.

Donations policy: Zine donations are welcome

Access: Zines are accessible to the public

Contact: claire.duffield@leeds.gov.uk  and sapphia.cunningham-tate@leeds.gov.uk


Liverpool John Moores University Special Collections & Archives – England’s Dreaming: The Jon Savage Archive

Scope of collection: England’s Dreaming: The Jon Savage Archive features a large collection of fanzines, mainly UK-based and from the late 1970s. This is part of a larger collection consisting of the source materials for England’s Dreaming: the Sex Pistols and Punk Rock – Jon Savage’s definitive account of punk in British society in the 1970s. The contents include: fanzines, posters, flyers, graphic designs, original letters and documents, photographs, notebooks and much more

Number of zines in collection: 350

Where: LJMU Special Collections & Archives, Aldham Robarts Library, Maryland Street, Liverpool, L1 9DE

Online catalogue: Search here

Donations policy: Donations are not normally accepted into this collection, but donations of local fanzines are welcome for Special Collections & Archives.

Access: Zines are accessible to the public

Contact: archives@ljmu.ac.uk


London College of Communication Zine Collection

Scope of collection: The LCC Library Zine Collection (University of the Arts London) contains around 4000 zines dating from the 1970s onwards. The collection is an offshoot of the private press collection within the printing historical collection at LCC, representing the DIY end of printing. The collection contains fanzines and zines that are varied in topic, style and format. They cover music, LGBT+, feminism, gender, race and ethnicity, mental health, film, comics, politics, youth/alternative subcultures, art, photography, illustration, and more. The collection has grown through active collecting and small to large-scale donations. Donors include: The Edinburgh Fanzine Archive Collection (Music zines), Jennifer Denitto of LINUS (Riot Grrrl zines), Paul Problem Child (Problem Child zine), Tom Vague (Vague zine) and Sina Shamsavari (LGBT and comics zines). It is a teaching and learning collection, used in teaching by librarians and academic staff across the university, and for research by UAL students and staff, external researchers and members of the public.

Number of zines in collection: 4000

Where: Library, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, Elephant and Castle, London, SE1 6SB

Online catalogue: Search here

Donations policy: Zine donations are welcome

Access: Zines are accessible to the public

Contact: libraryspeccolls@lcc.arts.ac.uk


London College of Fashion Library Special Collections

Scope of collection: The Fashion Zine collection in the London College of Fashion Special Collections explores every aspect of fashion including: dress and costume, the sociology of fashion, body image and identity, gender politics, hair and make-up, subcultures and diversity. The Fashion Zine collection dates from the early 2000-present.

Number of zines in collection: 200

Where: London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, 20 John Prince’s Street, London, W1G 0BJ

Online catalogue: Search here

Donations policy: Zine donations are welcome

Access: Members of the public will need to book an appointment to visit the London College of Fashion Library and indicate which zine/s they would like to view.

Contact: specialcollections@fashion.arts.ac.uk


 

Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections Zine Collection

Scope of collection: We have zines dating from the 1970’s to the present day. We acquire zines principally for their visual content, graphic design or as examples of a particular aesthetic. Subject matter is of secondary importance. The main focus of the collection is to demonstrate the growth of the zine as a means of creative self-expression whilst also reflecting the diversity of thought and talent that exists outside traditional publishing.

Number of zines in collection: 150

Where: Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections Manchester Metropolitan University All Saints Library All Saints Manchester M15 6BH

Online catalogue: Zines are not yet catalogued.

Donations policy: Zine donations welcome

Access: All special collections are available to the public. The zines are housed on open shelves and are available for all to browse.

Contact: j.pendlebury@mmu.ac.uk


The Mobile Mentstrual Zine Library

Scope of collection: Menstruation, reproductive health, mental health, LGBTQ+ links to reproductive health and generally, sex and sex education

Number of zines in collection: 50

Where: It’s mobile, but the postal address is Chella Quint, The Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 2BX

Online catalogue: Zines are not yet catalogued.

Donations policy: Zine donations welcome

Access: Library is accessible to the public by invitation

Contact: chellaquint@gmail.com


 

National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum

Scope of collection: Art and punk zines plus Elias Redstone’s Archizines Collection

Number of zines in collection: c.500

Where: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Online catalogue:  Search here The Archizines Collection is currently being catalogued but a listing is available on request. All other zines are on the library catalogue.

Donations policy: Zines donations are sometimes accepted. Please contact for more information.

Access: Zines are accessible to the public

Contact: Contact form


The National Poetry Library

Scope of collection: Perzines, music zines, political zines containing poetry. Self-publishing and DIY has been a major part of the poetry world for decades so many of our holdings aren’t catalogued as zines but possess many of the qualities of zines.

Number of zines in collection: 61

Where: level 5, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 8XX

Online catalogue: Search here

Donations policy: Zine donations are sometimes accepted. Please contact for more information.

Access: Zines are accessible to the public Tuesday – Sunday 11am-8pm

Contact: info@poetrylibrary.org.uk


National Science and Media Museum

Scope of collection: We are in the early stages of a zine collection – we hold some zines and small press relating to community radio and early photography self-publishing. We have now formally set up a zine collection, and are predominantly interested in acquiring zines relating to the science, technologies and culture of photography, film, radio, television and broadcast and sound.

Number of zines in collection: c.100

Where: National Science and Media Museum, Pictureville, Bradford, BD1 1NQ

Online catalogue: Zines are not yet catalogued.

Donations policy: Zine donations are welcome

Access: Zines are accessible to the public.

Contact: research@scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk


Norwich University of the Arts Zine collection

Scope of collection: Mostly modern, lots from NUA students and Norwich based artists

Number of zines in collection: 100

Where:  Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich, NR2 4SN

Online catalogue: Search here

Donations policy: Zine donations are welcome

Access: Zines are accessible to students, staff, and alumni.

Contact: library@nua.ac.uk


 

Public Zine Library Collection

Scope of collection: Primarily comic art and fine art zines from different artists. Donated to the University by the The Collaborative Research Group (CRATE).

Number of zines in collection: 79

Where: University for the Creative Arts, New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3AN.

Online catalogue:  Search here

Donations policy: Zines donations are welcome

Access: Zines are accessible to the public

Contact: lnormansell2@ucreative.ac.uk


 

Salford Zine Library

Scope of collection: Anything and everything – we accept donations on any subject and from any time period. Most of the zines in the collection at the moment date from 2010 onwards but we’ve got a small collection of 1980s fantasy fanzines and a whole bunch of 1990s music zines too.

Number of zines in collection: 1500

Where: 2 Dale St, Manchester, M1 1JW

Online catalogue: Zine collection is partially catalogued with approximately 200 zines catalogued so far

Donations policy: Zine donations are welcome.

Access: Zines are accessible to the public.

Contact: salfordzinelibrary@gmail.com


Stuart Hall Library Zine Collection

Scope of collection: Contemporary artist and activist zines from early 2000’s onwards. The collection engages with a range of intersectional and political topics, including race, class, gender, sexuality, mental health and disability, with a focus on artists of African and Asian heritage. The collection aims to challenge conventional notions of diversity and difference.

Number of zines in collection: 250

Where: Stuart Hall Library, 1 Rivington Place, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3BA

Online catalogue: Search here

Donations policy: Zine donations are welcome

Access: Zines are accessible to the public

Contact: smoran@iniva.org


 

Tate Library Zine Collection

Scope of collection:  Tate Library collects zines related to art, photography, illustration, and print. The collection focuses on art based zines and photo zines, but also includes some examples of perzines, fanzines, and political zines for examples of collage, photography, and the role of self-publishing by artists.

Number of zines in the collection: 300+

Where: Tate Library, Tate Britain, Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG.

Online catalogue: Search here

Donations policy: Zine donations are welcome

Access: Zines are accessible to the public Mon – Fri 11am – 5pm. Visitors will need to register and make an appointment in advance.

Contact: reading.rooms@tate.org.uk


 

University for the Creative Arts, Epsom

Scope of collection: The bulk of the collection is made up of zines produced by 1st year Fashion Promotion & Imaging students – these are mainly visual and use screenprinting techniques, as well as being related to fashion themes. Over the last few years, we have also started to purchase a small number of other zines on a range of different topics. The majority of the collection consists of zines published sine 2013.

Number of zines in collection: 110

Where: UCA Epsom, Ashley Road, Epsom, Surrey KT18 5BE.

Online catalogue: Search here

Donations policy: Zine donations are sometimes accepted. Please contact for more information

Access: Zines are accessible to the public,  please email gatewayepsom@uca.ac.uk to arrange a visit

Contact: gatewayepsom@uca.ac.uk


University of Westminster Architecture & The Built Environment zine collection

Scope of collection: The intended audience are students and staff in the Faculty of Architecture and The Built Environment (ABE).The particular focus of the collection is to support studio work. With this audience in mind we collect Zines on following themes and topics: Art & design, Architecture, urban design / development , planning, tourism/ travel.

Number of zines in collection: 80

Where: 3rd floor Library, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS

Online catalogue: Search here

Donations policy: Zine donations are welcome

Access: Zines are available for students and staff, as well as those with SCONUL access.

Contact: fabe-librarians@my.westminster.ac.uk


 

Wellcome Library zine collection

Scope of collection: Wellcome Library has a growing graphic medicine collection, and is now collecting zines focused broadly around themes of health (both physical and mental), medicine and the human condition. We currently have > 200 zines (all English language at present) all recently acquired.

Number of zines in collection: 200

Where: Wellcome Library, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

Online catalogue: Not yet available.

Donations policy: Zine donations are welcome.

Access: Zine collections not yet accessible to the public. Wellcome Library is free and open to anyone over the age of 18 with an interest in our collections

Contact: n.cook@wellcome.ac.uk


The Women’s Library zine collection

Scope of collection: The Women’s Library zine collection began with a donation of 50 zines by Ladyfest London in 2002. It comprises self-published magazines reflecting contemporary feminism and the attitudes and concerns of young women in the UK today. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1990s through to 2010.

Number of zines in collection: 400

Where: LSE Library, 10 Portugal St, London WC2A 2HD

Online catalogue:  Over 350 items are catalogued.

Donations policy: Zine donations are sometimes accepted. Please contact for more information.

Access: Zines are accessible to the public www.lse.ac.uk/Library/Using-the-Library/Access-archives-and-special-collections

Contact: library.enquiries@lse.ac.uk


 

York Zine Library

Scope of collection: A pretty broad range of queer, feminist, perzines, music-based, radical politics and miscellaneous zines. We also have a big collection of illustrated zines and small press comics, and a big selection of magazines.

Number of zines in collection: 600

Where: Travelling Man Comics, 74 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LF

Online catalogue: Not available

Donations policy: Zine donations are welcome

Access: Zines are accessible to the public everyday 11am – 5pm.

Contact: cj@travellingman.com


 

Zineopolis


Scope of collection: Art-zines on any subject. Content more visual than textual. Mostly from 1998 onwards.

Number of zines in collection: 300+

Where: University of Portsmouth, Eldon Building, Portsmouth, PO1 2DJ

Online catalogue: Search here

Donations policy: Zine donations are welcome.

Access: Zines are available for students at University of Portsmouth during term time only. External visitors should email to request access.

Contact: jackie.batey@port.ac.uk


 

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