This list is intended to be a resource to other UK (fan)zine researchers. It is by no means exhaustive and is a work-in-progress. Please contact me via the comment box below if there are any that are missing and that need to be added. It was originally drawn up for a paper/presentation, ‘Fan Fiction in the Library‘, delivered at the Fan Studies Network Conference 2016 (paper currently in press) with Lyn Robinson.
Major thanks to the zine collections list at http://zines.barnard.edu/zine-libraries#uk for the bulk of these links!
- 56a Zine Library, London, England. Political, feminist, queer, activist zines as well as perzines and punk zines.
- British Library, London, England. Counterculture zines, women’s zines, riot grrrl zines,music zines, football zines, alternative comics.
- Canny Little Library, Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Punk zines, feminist zines, queer zines, perzines, political zines, and pamphlets.
- Cowley Club, Brighton, England. Lending library with materials relating to libertarian, ecological, and feminist books, pamphlets, and zines.
- Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow, Scotland. Feminist, perzines, music, punk, political, comics included in the collection. The collection dates from the early 90s to present day.
- London College of Communication, London, England. Art zines as well as music/personal/political zines, covering art, music, photography, politics and personal stories; mostly 21st century zines, oldest 1970’s, currently being added to). Also at https://www.facebook.com/LCCLibraryZineCollection
- Manchester LGBT Zine Library, Manchester, England. Zines housed in the Joyce Layland LGBT Centre
- Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England. Was slated to open late 2016. No further news as yet. Currently taking donations.
- Mobile Menstrual Zine Library, Sheffield, England. Reference only.
- Poetry Library, London, England. Poetry zines, art zines, radical printing, fanzines, and perzines.
- Salford Zine Library, Manchester, England. A self-publishing archive formed in January 2010 by Craig John Barr.
- Stuart Hall Library, London, England. Cultural diversity, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality, as well as personal/political/arts based zines.
- Tate Library, London, England. Art zines (collage, illustration, and photography feature heavily), punk zines, fanzines, political and personal zines, comix, and poetry zines.
- University for the Creative Arts, Epsom, England. The Public Zine Collection. Art zines, etc.
- University of Liverpool Library special collections (includes fanzines in their science fiction collection).
- University of Portsmouth/Zineopolis, Portsmouth, Hampshire. Zineopolis! Supports an arts, design & media illustration course
- The Women’s Library, LSE, London, England.
- York Zine Library, York, England. A small lending library of zines, indie press comics and DIY publications based at Travelling Man York.