Scarborough Zine Library

Scarborough Zine Library, formed by artists/zine librarians Joel Hague and Nathan Wackett with support from Crescent Arts, is an open and accessible archive of local (and also wide-ranging) zines and small indie publications.

So what are zines?

Good question! As explained by Wikipedia… “A zine (/ˈziːn/ zeen; an abbreviation of fanzine, or magazine) is most commonly a small circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images usually reproduced via photocopier. Zines are the product of either a single person or of a very small group, and are popularly photocopied into physical prints for circulation.”

The Library features a comprehensive range of Zines from diverse voices and ranging topics, from perzines to punk, feminism to fanzines, queer zines to publications about social/political activism and so much more…

We currently have a small archive but we always still welcome new donations and the archive is always growing, we also welcome interactions for zine swaps/trades with other zine communities and archives.

We accept both physical copies and digital zines (PDFs or other high quality files), if you’re interested in donating a zine there are two ways to go about it; either send a copy to this address, in case it gets lost, but also so we know who its from so we can keep a track of what we have in the archive.

‘Crescent Arts – Woodend
The Crescent
North Yorkshire
YO11 2PW’

Or send a digital copy to our email at

Please get in touch with us through our email or at @scarbzinelibrary on Instagram. There is also a monthly club, where people get together and make zines and do collage exchanges, follow our instagram for more details about these future events!

About the founders

Joel Hague is a multidisciplinary Artist specialising in printmaking and zine-making, his work concerns the beneficial aspects of wellbeing through print, zines and collage whilst maintaining a focus on experimental ways of image making.

Instagram: @_cheshur_

Nathan Wackett is a multi-media artist, muralist and zine enthusiast; his work focuses heavily on a DIY, accessible and visibly queer approach to creating, aiming to take the pretension out of fine art, you can find more of his work on his instagram below.