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A guide to zines, DIY/homemade publications which allow folks to tell their own stories or share information. Topics include mental health, disability, queerness, race and racism, sexual assault, political topics, recipes, and much more.

Help us build our collection

We always love to add more zines to our collections, particularly in areas of gender and sexuality, and race and ethnicity. We believe in paying artists and creators for their work, so feel free to send us a suggestion or let us know about your zine! We are happy to purchase materials for our collections. We also welcome donations! 

We Believe in Paying for Zines!

Following the Zine Librarians Code of Ethics, we carefully consider the ethics of collecting, and follow these guidelines: 

  1. Purchasing directly from the author or publisher - YES!
  2. Purchasing from a zine distributor (distro) - YES
  3. Receiving donations from the author or publisher - SURE
  4. Receiving donations from third parties. - PROCEED WITH CAUTION
  5. Creating unauthorized copies - NOPE! 
  6. Purchasing from an unauthorized third party - No!

Donate Zines to Our Collections

Complete the PDF fillable form allowing us to add your zine to our collections, and include it with your zine. You're welcome to drop it at Belk Library, University Archives (Campus Box 2550), or mail it to us at:

Libby Coyner, University Archives

Belk Library, Elon University

Campus Box 2550

Elon, North Carolina 27244

If you have questions or need help with postage, please send us an email!