Anchor Archive Zine Library


The Anchor Archive Zine Library has a collection over over 4000 zines. Zines are self-published publications made outside of mainstream press and media, by all kinds of people about all kinds of things. The Anchor Archive sees zines as an important way to take media into your own hands, find a voice for yourself, and find information and stories that aren't represented in mainstream media and culture.

To borrow zines you must be a member and visit the zine library in person. You can become a member by donating $2-10 or donating a zine. You get zines for 2 weeks and can take out 13 at a time.

You can search for zines in our catalogue (about half of our collection has been catalogued) or browse by topic in the library. Instruction on searching are on the Help page. If you're interested in reading about how the catalogue was created, you can check out our catalogue blog.

We have zine making supplies to use (paper cutter, long-armed and heavy duty staplers, and typewriters), as well as a computer with the internet. We also teach zine-making workshops, host events, and sell zines. 

The Anchor Archive Zine Library and People's Photocopier are now open in the gallery/cafe space in the back of Plan B Merchants Cooperative at 2180 Gottingen Street.  It's open 11 am to 7 pm, 7 days a week for browsing and reading zines in the library, buying zines for sale, and using the photocopier.  If you want to borrow zines, get help finding zines, or get help with the photocopier, come by during Zine Borrowing Hours on Tuesdays 5-7 and Sundays 2-5.

Check out our Zine Library Policies for more info!



Zine Shelf


Use the form above to search for zines by specific fields. Or, you can use the search box at the top-right of any page to search the whole site for zines, announcements, or anything else on the RSSC website. If you're not sure where to start, why not Browse through the primary subject boxes?