Artists' Books & Zines at the SMFA

Special Collections

Our special collections house artists' books showcasing a wide range of conceptual and structural approaches to making art in the form of a book. The collection also contains rare photo art books, underground comics, and some rare books. Special collections are in-library use only and by appointment by contacting Darin Murphy.


The SMFA Library collects zines created by SMFA students, faculty, and alums and by artists around the world. Zines can now be checked out! Find them in Jumbosearch

We want your zines!

If you want to sell or donate your publications to the SMFA Library, please contact Carrie Salazar or fill our SMFA Library Zine Collection Creator Donation Form.