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Zines and Zine-Making at UCSB Library: Social Justice Zine Collection

social justice zine collection circulating 2022

About the Collection

Location:  The Social Justice Zine Collection is located in the Art & Architecture Collection

Borrowing: This collection is circulating, meaning you can check out, read, and share the zines anywhere!

Funding: This collection is grant funded thanks to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Collection Scope

The Social Justice Zine Collection will be curated with a social justice activism lens. Specific topics that represent the scope of this collection are zine works:

● By members from ethnically and socially marginalized communities
● By members of gender nonconforming and LGBTQI communities
● By activists about activism, and history of social movements
● By current UCSB students and community members


Questions? Want to Get Involved?

Contact UCSB zine librarians with any questions or suggestions!

  • Des Alaniz (
  • Paige Sundstrom (

We look forward to talking with you!

Zines (pronounced "zeens" like "magazines") are do-it-yourself publications, made from collections of images and text, and distributed by the creator or zinester themselves. Zines are created out of love, not for profit, and are focused on a wide array of topics. Some types of zines are perzines (personal narrative zines), collaborative zines (with multiple zinesters/contributors), and fanzines (zines about a specific band, show, artist, scene, or creator).

Meet the Zine Team

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