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The MakerLab

Your complete how-to guide for enjoying the Cline Library's MakerLab.

All About Zines

We define zines as self-published materials with small print runs, not professionally published, with a strong intent to share information or expression, generally with a cost of $5.00 or less. We consider "published" to mean anything intended for public consumption; if you intended for it to have an audience, we want to help it find one. Zines cover a wide range of topics with many focused on politics, art, creative writing, and personal narratives.

What is a zine?

An Introduction to Zine Making

Zines at Cline Library

A small portion of the Cline Library’s Zine Collection can be found in the Cline Library MakerLab; these zines are available for all to read, take, and share. We also collect zines that fall within specific topics and subjects (listed below), that are available for teaching purposes. Browse the collections via our catalog or check out the whole collection for class by visiting our main desk.

The following collections are available to all library users:

  • Political activism
  • Environmental issues
  • Indigenous perspectives
  • Self-love & Self-care
  • Queer perspectives
  • LGBTQ+ issues
  • Relationships
  • Immigration
  • Health
  • Art
  • DIY/maker culture
  • Student life at NAU

Books on Zines