Founded in 2014, the New Paltz Zine Library collects and celebrates zine materials that are underground, independent, and hand-made, reflecting the campus values of creativity, critical social inquiry, and interdisciplinary research through the promotion of student expression on social and political issues.
As part of the institutional holdings of the Sojourner Truth Library, the New Paltz Zine Library celebrates zines first and foremost that represent the SUNY New Paltz student body and the larger Hudson Valley zine community. They envision zines making, zine reading, and zine events to be inclusive spaces open to all, and where discussion of intersectional politics is supported and given space for reflection and practice. Collection strengths include the intersections of identity (race, class, gender, sexuality, ability and more), along with zines that have a fine art focus, how-to zines, and zines with a focus on sustainability. Programming highlights include zine making workshops, readings, design seminars, and inclusion of zines among classroom instruction materials.