The Jacksonville Public Library has a zine collection – one of the first housed in a public library in the Southeast!
Zines are self-published pamphlets of all sizes and shapes, often covering subjects overlooked in larger scale publications. Currently, the collection consists of about 250 items. We are constantly cataloging new zines and look forward to adding hundreds of new titles in the following months.
The mission of the Jacksonville Public Library Zine Collection is to circulate and preserve alternative media resources that inspire readers to re-examine and learn from alternative and under-served voices that represent our community. We hope that by offering unique and inspiring materials, library users will gain a broader appreciation for their community and library.
And here is an interview by Matthew Moyer with Sandra Knauf, the creator of a zine called Greenwoman.