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Comics and Anime Collection

About the Comics and Anime Collection

Comics and Anime - Alicia Ashman Branch

The Alicia Ashman Library recognizes the growing demand and respect for graphic novels and anime. Thanks to a generous grant from the Madison Community Foundation, we are able to offer a collection of the newest and most important, influential and interesting comics and graphic novels, as well as programming and events including film screenings, drawing classes and more.

Browse the Don't Miss Lists for recent selections of anime and graphic novels for Adults, Teens, and Children.

How can I contribute to this program?

Please contact Marc Gartler, Library Supervisor, at 824-1780 or to

  • Suggest complimentary programming
  • Start a manga book club
  • Ask about donating materials
  • Refer a speaker


Sustainable LivingSupport your favorite collections with a donation to the Madison Public Library Foundation! Designate a gift to a specific library or collection when you donate online (fill in the library or collection in the "In honor of" box). Or, mail your contribution to:

Madison Public Library Foundation
201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703

and designate a library or collection in the check's memo. Please contact Jennifer Collins, Executive Director, at (608) 266-6318 or with questions.

About the Madison Community Foundation

The Madison Community Foundation has supported Dane County’s public library system with over $5 million in donations for collections, programs and capital campaigns since 2000, including a total of 27 collection grants awarded to Madison and Dane County Libraries.

"It’s simple - great libraries make great communities. We continue to support this wonderful asset and are thrilled to see the collections grow and be shared so widely across the county," says Kathleen Woit, President of the Madison Community Foundation.

Madison Community Foundation encourages, facilitates and manages long-term philanthropy. Since 1942, the foundation staff has helped people realize their philanthropic goals, allowing them to support charitable interests anywhere in the world. The community foundation also awards grants throughout Dane County to build communities.