What We Do:
Glasgow Zine Library is a community archive and zine library based in Govanhill, Glasgow, established in 2018.
We have a growing international collection of over 1000 zines (self-published magazines). GZL also hosts a blended online/offline programme of workshops, professional and artistic development opportunities, community meals, film screenings, discussion groups, reading groups, children’s arts and crafts, social clubs, heritage activities and more. All of our events are either free or pay-what-you-can.
We also programme Glasgow Zine Fest, an annual celebration of zine culture, now in its 9th year.
- To provide alternative community arts and heritage education through affordable, accessible workshops and activities.
- To celebrate zine heritage through the provision of a community archive.
- To advance citizenship and develop communities by promoting the production and appreciation of zines to communities in Glasgow and beyond.
- To facilitate the making of new zines and work through skill-sharing opportunities and access to resources.
- To build community care and connection through our outreach programme.
- To provide youth development opportunities to young people in our community, such as through our Young Producers Programme.
- We want to promote equality and diversity by providing facilities and services with the aim of benefitting our community, and providing agency to groups who are underrepresented in arts, heritage and culture.
- We want to work together with the wider arts, heritage and community sectors to democratise participation and leadership in the arts in Glasgow.
- We want to support the progression of those involved in our programme at every level.
- We want to remove barriers of accessibility for people wishing to access the library, festival and its associated events programme.