About Hours: If there is no one around by 9pm on weeknights, the volunteer staff is free to leave, so be sure to arrive by 9pm. There should be no problem getting in, as the front door is equipped with a buzzer system for post-business hours.
The IPRC offers access to workspace and tools to aid production and distribution of zines, comics, hand-bound books and artwork. It is one of the only self-publishing centers of its kind.
This includes computer workstations for writing, scanning, graphic design & desktop publishing, and high-speed Internet access for research and networking purposes. Two copiers, five table-top letterpresses, a Bind-Fast 5 Perfect-Binding Machine and various other tools for creating, binding, and assembling publications. We also have two art galleries and one of the nation's largest circulating zine libraries.
The IPRC is a publishing resource center, not a publishing house.
We can supply you with everything you need to publish a book; over our 16-year existence a small infinity of local and national presses have utilized the IPRC’s services. But the IPRC cannot publish or distribute your book for you—we CAN, however, provide you with all the tools and equipment needed to publish a fine quality book yourself, one you can then distribute how you see fit. And give us a call if you have questions about that 503-827-0249!
Workspace and equipment is available to the public.