STAG Postal Lending Library

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Name: STAG Postal Lending Library
Date(s): 1992-2000
Archivist: see article
Founder: STAG
Type: fanzine lending library
Fandom: Star Trek
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STAG Postal Lending Library was a service provided by the UK fan club, STAG. It provided access to over 400 zines and pro books.

The library started in 1992 and began offering just books, no zines yet.

"I would like you all to join me in welcoming Sara Lyford-Smith to the STAG committee. Sara has kindly volunteered to help out with a new project we are about to launch. This project concerns Star Trek books. Buying all the books that become available is not only expensive; they tend to take up a lot of space in the home. Also, for those of you who are relatively new to fandom, some of the older titles are not easy "to find unless you are a frequent visitor to second-hand bookshops. So, STAG has decided to launch a postal lending library of Trek and Trek related books and zines. We have already stocked it with over sixty titles, including most of the 'staple' Trek books and, with your help, we hope to increase our stocks in future. If you have any books you no longer need we would be delighted if you would donate them to this good cause. So, have a turn out and send all your unwanted books to us. We will accept any Trek books (fiction and non-fiction), Trek related books (eg. written by the Trek actors) and any predominantly Trek zines. Full details of this library and how you can join will appear later in the newsletter, just before the advert section. We are sorry that we are not able to offer this service to members overseas." [1]


In 1992, it was run by Sara Lyford-Smith. In 1996, it was run by Ann Clifton.


The library closed in fall of 2000. The editor of STAG #136 noted that the STAG Lending Library was closing due to lack of use and interest; the zines and books would be sold at the The Leonard Nimoy Convention: "I know there is little demand for Trek zines now so I intend to sell them at rock-bottom prices."


  1. from Star Trek Action Group #106