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What is a zine?

According to Wikipedia, a zine (an abbreviation of the word fanzine, or magazine; pronounced /'zi:n/ "zeen") is most commonly a small circulation publication of original or appropriated texts and images.


Zine collection philosophy

Zines are an informal mode of self-expression well-suited to the philosophy of community-building at Lesley University and the Episcopal Divinity School. The Sherrill Library Zine Collection gathers the diverse ideas, experiences, interests, and personal histories of these communities and presents them as both a browsing collection and a collection that is preserved in the University Archives.


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How do I make a zine?


How do I submit a zine?

  • Zine submission is open to any Lesley or EDS community member, including students, alumni, staff, and faculty.
  • The author will submit a hard copy of their zine(s). No electronic copies will be accepted at this time.
  • Each author must sign an author permission form (in the "Zine Documents" box on the left) when submitting zines to the collection.

Are the zines accessible to the public?

Yes! There will be a rotating selection of zines on the lower level of the Sherrill Library - Lesley University, Brattle Campus. The physical address is 89 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. We will also keep copies of the zines in the Lesley University Archives located in the Sherrill Library.


Zine Collection at Sherrill Library


Paper MakerSpace

Check out our Paper MakerSpace on the lower level! It's the new home for our Zine Collection and has lots of space and supplies for all your paper crafting needs!

Zine Collection Contact

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Jamie Glass
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Jamie Glass
Library Assistant for Access Services
Sherrill Library
Lesley University & Episcopal Divinity School
89 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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We're not alone!

If you need some zine inspiration, or are looking for a fieldtrip destination, there are other zine libraries in the area that may be of interest to you!

The Papercut Zine Library, located inside Lorem Ipsum Books (1299 Cambridge St., Cambridge MA.) boasts a collection of over 14,000 zines on a wide range of topics. 

Western Mass has three zine libraries, for those who are willing to travel farther afield:


Hampshire College Zine Collection

Girl Zine Collection at Smith College

Simmons College Zine Collection


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