OHSU Health Zine Library


The OHSU Health Zine Library aims to provide the OHSU community with a variety of contemporary zines across subject areas related to health, wellness, and the human condition.  A zine, short for fanzine or magazine, is a DIY, self-published, non-commercial publication typically made in limited quantities and edition sizes.  Zine creators are often motivated by a desire to share knowledge or experience with people in marginalized or otherwise less-empowered communities.  


The collection is available for checkout and library use. It is located across from the OHSU Library Service Desk, 3rd floor, BICC building.  A full listing of zines can be found in the Library's catalog. The collection covers such topics as:
  • Chronic Pain 
  • LGBTQIA+ Health 
  • Gender identity  
  • Racism 
  • Sexual & reproductive health 
  • Mental health 
  • Health advocacy 
  • Neurodiversity 
  • Addiction 
  • Covid 19 
  • Injury & Illness 
  • History of medicine 
  • Disability 
  • Eating disorders 
  • Body image 
Four zines displayed on periwinkle background. Titles, clockwise from left: How to Survive the Pandemic While Autistic, Brick: A Zine about Abortion, Goldilocks and the Three Therapists, and How to Prep for Your Colonoscopy

Submission Guidelines

To suggest or submit a zine to the OHSU Health Zine Library, please email the Director of Special Collections and include the title, subject, price, and link. Patron requests for specific titles will be reviewed by the Director of Special Collections on a case-by-case basis. Submitting a request does not guarantee purchase of the zine; however, library staff will provide proper justification for the refusal upon request.