WELCOME TO THE SHERWOOD FOREST ZINE LIBRARY!
Started in October of 2012, the Sherwood Forest Zine Library is a lending library of over 2500 zines in central Austin. We are open every other Saturday from 2-6PM or by special appointment. Our collection spans decades, countries, and topics and we are always adding new zines to the catalogue. Membership to the library is free.
In addition to the physical library, we run a Virtual Zine Library with hundreds of free zine pdfs and links.
NEXT SHIFT! March 23rd - 2-6PM
*closed until March 23rd for SXSW/Spring Break*
HOURS: Open every other Saturday. Please see our Hours & Events page for upcoming shifts!
LOCATED: 5215 Joe Sayers Ave., Unit A, Austin, TX
ZINE EVENT THIS SATURDAY! March 2nd!
From AUSTIN ZINE FRIENDS, the organizing group behind the Lone Star Zine Fest, comes a monthly zinester meetup called Zine Fiends! The first Saturday of every month, Zine Fiends meets at Recycled Reads to make zines, chat zines, and meet other zinesters! Join us this Saturday, from 11a-1p, at Recycled Reads on Burnet Rd. for some zinemaking fun!
BIG HOLIDAY VIRTUAL ZINE LIBRARY UPDATE!
Our Virtual Zine Library has hundreds of free downloadable zines and links to online zines. Our goal is to host and provide access to information, stories, and voices that are often buried in the mainstream media. Our collection ranges from art, poetry, and fiction to political theory, social issues, and historical discussion, and everything in between! We try to update regularly, so check back often as new zines are being submitted to us daily!
SPECIAL VIRTUAL LIBRARY SECTIONS
Last Updated: 12.11.23 - #BLACKLIVESMATTER, ACTIVISM GUIDES & POLICE ZINES HERE
Last Updated: 12.11.23 - #STRIKETOBER -
LABOR ACTIVISM, STRIKES, HISTORY, & MORE HERE!
SUBMIT YOUR ZINES!
Our Virtual Zine Library is open to all your zines from activist guides, political history, and theory, to cookbooks, sketchbooks, DIY guides, and more! Interested in having your zine in our collection? Please send us an email including either a link to your free online readable zine or a PDF (preferred) attached in the email. If you have a description of your zine, that helps too! Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Checked out zines you need to return?
We have a dropbox at our front door for zine drop off anytime, day or night, no contact!
You can also donated physical zines to the library here as well.