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ASU Zine Collection

Come engage with our open-stacks zine collection on the first floor of Hayden Library! All zines are available for check out. 

Access the collection 


First things first, it's pronounced zeen. Zines, short for magazines, are independent, usually photocopied small press books. They resemble pamphlets and are not usually made in large batches. They can contain a wide variety of content and subjects such as poetry, political issues, social activism, LGBTQIA, Chicano culture, and more. Zines are usually independently distributed by hand or through various zine distributors around the country and world. Oftentimes zines are traded or sold at zine fests or through an online presence. Zines are not made for profit, they are made as a form of self expression. Zines typically present ideas/ art that you will not find in the mainstream media. Zines may also serve as primary source material for research on local communities, social issues, and art. The zines in this collection focus on our local community at ASU and Arizona.

* This library guide was made with the help of Yolanda Contreras, a student intern and zine author (2016)

Create Your Own Zine: ASU Library Book Arts Studio

The Book Arts Studio, on the third floor of Hayden Library, offers bookmaking materials, printing presses, and binding machines for your zine-making projects. It includes two separate rooms (a printing lab and a binding and paper lab), which may be reserved separatley. 


Reserve the studio today to start your book arts project:

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