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Zines at SAPL

A zine (pronounced zeen) is an independently published booklet.

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Zines provide a way for anyone to express themselves and to share ideas. They demonstrate self-publishing at the most accessible level, introducing voices that may not have access to traditional publishing channels. SAPL’s zine collection is available for public use at Central Library and showcases materials written by, about and for our community. A zine (pronounced ZEEN) is an independently published booklet.   SAPL's non-circulation zine collection is located on Central Library's Second Floor, in the Marie Schwartz Art Resource Center.
Where will the SAPL Zine Collection be housed? The SAPL Zine Collection will be a non-circulating selection that will be stationed at the Central Library in the Marie Swartz Art Resource Center.  This location is a fitting home to  the collection since zines have become a true art form within itself.  The individual collection pieces will be kept in plastic sleeves, in order to help preserve our inventory.  Some zines may come with added keepsakes which will be kept with the zine but packaged in within the zine for public viewing.  It is realized that zine keepsakes may disappear in time and that is okay.   Note: Whenever possible a secondary copy of zines in the SAPL Zine Collection will be kept in Texana for archival purposes.    How will patrons access the Collection? As a non-circulating collection, patrons will be able to access any zine from the Collection for reading or browsing.  Any and all patrons are welcome to view the zines. Although, be aware that some content may not be suitable for children.