The Occupy Wall Street Library

On Friday, I donated any extra copies and any zines we could spare to the Occupy Wall Street Library. The OWS Library loves zines, books (particularly about people’s history) and volunteers to help sort, catalog and organize the library. A lot has been written about this amazing project already, but the best thing about Occupy Wall Street is that each of us is invited to visit and to become a part of this movement. I suggest that all New Yorkers stop by and bring something to share.*

*Blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothes, tarps, and rain gear seem to be the best things to bring for the people of OWS, and zines and other reading materials, flashlights, markers and waterproof containers are what the library needs most.

About Alycia Sellie

Alycia Sellie is the Associate Librarian for Collections at the Graduate Center Library.
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2 Responses to The Occupy Wall Street Library

  1. Michael says:

    Thanks for blogging about the library! It’s true people love the zines. We’ve gone through thousands. We’re also always looking for volunteers to work off-site on the digital aspects of the project, we get tons of emails about donations and new volunteers and we have just started a cataloging project which requires scanning barcodes and processing the resulting data. Those interested can email us at:

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