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Collins Library Zine Collection



Selections from the Collins Library Zine CollectionSelections from the Collins Library Zine Collection

Selections from the Collins Library Zine Collection. Photo Credit: Katy Curtis

The Collins Library Zine Collection is a unique addition to our collections that came to Puget Sound in July 2016 after an initial donation from the Zine Pavilion at the American Library Association Annual Conference. This collection continues to grow through selected purchases and donations.

The zines in our collection vary widely in style and content and cover a wide breadth of topics, including zines on national and local issues, politics, personal narratives, intersectional identities, activism and social justice, mini comics, and much more, including several authored by Puget Sound students. The goal of this collection is to reflect the breadth and depth of the medium and support undergraduate research activities at the University of Puget Sound. 

Currently, the Zine Collection contains approximately 500 zines which are housed in Archives & Special Collections on the 2nd Floor of Collins Library. The Zine Collection does not circulate - meaning that zines cannot be checked out of the library. However, we invite you to come interact with the zines in person.


View the finding aid for the full collection on Archives West!


Research questions about zines and requests for library sessions can be emailed to or your liaison librarian.