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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.


Zine Submissions

  • Zine submission is open to any Lesley or EDS community member, including students, alumni, staff, and faculty.
  • The author will submit a hardcopy of their zine(s). No electronic copies are accepted at this time.
  • Each author must sign and submit an "Author Permission Form": right-click on the form below and "save image as" to your computer.



Photos of Our Zines

Click on our logo to see our Flickr Photostream of zine covers!

Sherrill Library Zine logo



The Zine Collection is located in the lower-level

Paper MakerSpace of Sherrill Library.

Check out our supplies for zine-making and other paper-crafting projects!



How do I make a zine?

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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Are the zines accessible to the public?

Yes! There is a rotating selection of zines on the lower level of Sherrill Library. 

The physical address is 89 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. 


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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