"A zine, short for fanzine or magazine, is a DIY & subculture self-publication, usually made on paper and reproduced with a photocopier or printer. Zine creators are often motivated by a desire to share knowledge or experience with people in marginalized or otherwise less-empowered communities" (Barnard Zine Library External)
The Library of Congress has a growing collection of zines. Additionally, The Library has hosted a Zine-Making Activity at the National Book Festival annually since 2017. In general, zines are: self-published, self-created, self-distributed, and non-commercial.
This guide serves as an introduction into zines and zine research. Using the sections of this guide, you will be able to learn more about: