Salford Zine Library

Salford Zine Library is a unique archive of self published materials, currently housed at Nexus Art Café on Dale Street in Manchester. It seeks to preserve and provide access to zines from around the world, as well as promoting zines and DIY culture through workshops, exhibitions and other events.

There are currently around 1500 zines in the collection, all of which have been donated by zine makers and collectors. The collection includes zines of all shapes and sizes, covering a broad range of subjects from football and feminism to veganism and poetry. You’ll soon be able to browse the collection on this website.

The zine library is open seven days a week and is open to all. Nexus Art Café kindly provides the space for the library and we’d encourage you to support them by getting yourself a cup of a tea while you’re there. Their cakes are dead nice too.

The library is reference only, which means that you can’t take the zines home with you, but there are a couple of sofas in the library if you want to sit down with your favourites. You can also take the zines out into the café itself as long as you remember to take them back!

Salford Zine Library has worked with a number of educational institutions, cultural venues and arts organisations to deliver workshops and exhibitions celebrating zines and DIY culture. If you would like to work with us in the future, please get in touch.

There are four of us running Salford Zine Library and we are all equally nice. We are Ingrid Francis, Cherry Styles, Elizabeth Murray Jones and Steve Carlton. Here we are all having a laugh together.

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