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Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center

Zine Library

The Radical Librarians and Anarchist Archivists collective is responsible for building and maintaining the IMC's progressive library and archive of media materials; including a renowned zine collection. The library collection is located in the space adjacent to the stage and next to the administrative offices on the main floor of the UCIMC. This library is open whenever the UCIMC is open! 

For over a decade, the IMC has been a midwest nexus for zine making and collecting. What is a Zine? Short for magazine or fanzine, zines are self-publications, motivated by a desire for self-expression, not for profit. Thousands of zine makers have sent us their precious words and illustrations, which are available for browsing, but not check-out. The IMC has hosted the Midwest Zine Fest, an event which brings together zine makers to create, share, and celebrate zines. 

The Zine Library and openED Archive are closed until further notice and will remain so until the UCIMC re-opens to the public.

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