Barnard College, Zine Archive zines.barnard.edu
Chinatown Storefront Library
Boston’s Chinatown has been without a library since 1956. Between October 2009 and January 2010, the Storefront Library transformed a vacant street-level commercial space into a temporary public library to serve the community and demonstrate the potential impact of a library in the neighborhood. Its multicultural staff and volunteers circulated thousands of books in Chinese and English.
Opened in 1975, the Feminist Library is a London-based collection of Women’s Liberation Movement materials, especially Second Wave materials (late 1960s-1990s).
Holt Labor Library
Itinerant Poetry Library
Since May 2006, The Itinerant Poetry Librarian has been traveling the world and installing an instant, free, public library complete with librarian and “archiving the sounds, poems and poetry of the cities, peoples and countries she meets.”
Detroit Community Library
A community library located in the historic Jam Handy Organization building in Detroit, Michigan, focusing on urban agriculture, DIY activities and other topics of interest to Detroit’s residents.
Located in Fleet Street, London, MayDay Rooms (opened 2012) describes itself as “a safe house for vulnerable archives and historical material linked to social movements, experimental culture, and marginalised figures and groups.”
Mechanics Institute Library
The People’s Library
The People’s Library “is the collective, public, open library of the Occupy Wall Street leaderless resistance movement.” The Library currently ferries books from its storage facility to locations and actions throughout New York City as needed, and seeks a space to allow for greater access to the collection.
The Read-Write Library (formerly Chicago Underground Library) collects all types of print materials from the Chicago area, especially independent and small-press publications.
The Reanimation Library is an independent library in Brooklyn, New York, primarily collecting “outdated and discarded” books with visual content for use by artists, writers, cultural archaeologists and others.
Kate Sharpley Library
Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
Studio for Urban Projects