The Zine Library collects, describes and houses a large variety of zines and serves the central mission of The Soapbox: Independent Publishing Center by reaching out to the community to promote the spirit of self publishing.
We’ve cataloged over eight hundred zines so far, out of about 1800 in the library, and the titles can all be viewed by visiting our catalog. Our online catalog has grown thanks to our awesome and dedicated volunteers and interns. Donations have included items from Project Mobilivre, Chicago Zine Fest’s Library, zines from the collection of the musician Mirah, and a collection of 300 poetry chapbooks.
You can browse our library by categories. Here are a few featured examples: