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Zines: Finding Zines

A research guide for Zines

How Do I Find Zines at Alkek?

The Alkek Library Zine Collection is on the 3rd floor by the Graphic Novel Collection. You can browse the red bags that contain the front and back covers of the zines on the rack there and then take the bags you want to the Checkout desk to get the full zine.


You can see what Zines are at Alkek here


The What's a Zine and How Do I Find Them at Alkek? zine pictured below can be printed, folded, and cut to make a zine and to give you more information about how to find zines in the library's collection. This zine has directions of how to make the zine, where to buy zines, as well as more info that you can also find on this Zines Research Guide

Find this zine already folded and free for you to take at the Zines! In the Collection at Alkek Exhibit on the 3rd floor.

What is a Zine?

A zine - derived from magazine - is an independently- or self-published booklet, often created by a single person. Zines are customarily created by physically cutting and gluing text and images together onto a master flat for photocopying, but it is also common to produce the master by typing and formatting pages on a computer. The end product is usually folded and stapled. Zines can be printed and bound in any manner. Offset printing is a relatively common alternative to photocopying, though there is some controversy among zine writers as to whether professionally printed products may be defined as zines.  -- From ZineWiki


Zine Workshop!

Come learn what a zine is, where to find them at zine fests and libraries, and how to make your own zine. Art & Design Librarian, Tara Smith, will host guest presenters,Yes Ma'am zine creators, Elle Minter & Suzy Gonzales (Texas State alumni artists) for the 10 year anniversary of the first issue of their zine,Yes Ma'am that they made at Alkek Library. Check out the exhibit to accompany the workshop on the 2nd floor with issues of their zines, photographs, and memorabilia related to 2011 when they made the first issue of their zine. 

The Zine Workshop is open to everyone. TXST-affiliated attendees should register for the Zine Workshop here. Attendees who are not affiliated with Texas State should email for the Zoom link.

How do I say Zine?