LGBTQIA books and resources

Books by, for and about the LGBTQIA community.

Our collection offers hundreds of items for LGBTQIA individuals, allies and those who want to learn about the community.

  • Provides an understanding of LGBTQIA individuals and their lives
  • Includes fiction and nonfiction by and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, genderqueer, intersex, and asexual individuals and communities
  • Books for adults, parents, teens and children, including picture books

Digital Resources

LGBTQ Magazine Archive
Archival runs of 26 of the most influential, longest-running serial publications covering LGBT interests. Includes the pre-eminent US and UK titles – The Advocate and Gay Times, respectively. Chronicles more than six decades of the history and culture of the LGBT community.

LGBTQ Studies in Video
A cinematic survey of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community. This first-of-its-kind collection features award-winning documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT history.
LGBTQ Thought and Culture
Resource hosting books, periodicals, and archival materials documenting LGBT political, social and cultural movements throughout the twentieth century and into the present day.


Have Questions?
How can I place an item on hold?

You can request any item from the collection using our catalog and have it delivered to the branch that is most convenient for you.

What if you don’t have a book in the collection that I’m looking for?

You can recommend a title for us to consider or see if it’s available at Lavender Library.

Can I use my preferred name on my Library card account?

Yes. Stop by any library, show us your ID, let us know your preferred name and we'll make that change on your account.

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