Check out our new Health Zine Library

A hand holds a mini zine titled "What is a zine?" with the subtitle "Brought to you by the OHSU Health Zine Library" in front of a stack of zines with the same title.

The OHSU Library is pleased to announce the launch of our new Health Zine Library! A zine, short for fanzine or magazine, is a DIY, self-published publication typically made in small quantities and edition sizes. Zines create dialogue and challenge us to reframe our ideas of authority through the sharing of lived experiences.  

View of the tall zine shelf on the 3rd floor of the Library in the BICC. Colorful zines sit on shelves. A sign atop the shelf identifies the Health Zine Library
The Health Zine Library shelf is located across from the Library Service Desk on the 3rd floor of the BICC.

The OHSU Health Zine Library provides the OHSU community with a variety of contemporary zines across subject areas related to health, wellness, and the human condition. Patrons can read and borrow zines about mental health, health advocacy, neurodiversity, racism, sexual and reproductive health, and much more. The Health Zine Library is an excellent complement to OHSU’s Graphic Medicine collection which also tells personal stories of illness, health, medicine, and science.  

The zine library was funded by a grant provided by the Network of the National Library of Medicine’s Collection Equity and Outreach Award and is included in their Diverse Voices in Health & Medicine Collection Development Toolkit 

Featured image: OHSU Health Zine Library zines