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Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center

Zine Library

Short for magazine or fanzine, zines are self-publications, motivated by a desire for self-expression, not for profit. For over a decade, the IMC has been a midwest nexus for zine making and collecting. Thousands of zine makers have sent us their precious words and illustrations, which are now available to view and browse in the lower level of the IMC. The IMC has held a number of Midwest Zine Fests, bringing together zine makers to create, share and celebrate zines. If you would like to get involved in zine collecting or making at the IMC, contact

The Zine group is responsible for building and maintaining the IMC's progressive library project and archive of media materials; including a renowned zine collection.