LGBTQ+ Library

The LGBTQ+ Library offers an expansive collection of resources and materials for both research and entertainment purposes. The Library's searchable online catalog allows patrons to find materials by keyword, author, or title.

Explore the LGBTQ+ Library collection

If there is a particular, book, film, or zine you'd like to see added to our collection, contact us to make a suggestion.

LGBTQ+ Culture Center Library COVID-19 Lending Policy Updates

Attention library patrons! Due to the suspension of our in-person services in relation to COVID-19, we have made some changes to our lending policies.

  1. If you would like to renew any library items, please email us at glbtlib@indiana.edu or email Olivia Adams, our library coordinator, at oliadams@iu.edu with your request. Be sure to include the titles and authors/directors of the items you would like to renew.
  2. If you have overdue items that you aren’t interested in renewing, please hold onto them until we can begin offering in-person services again. If you cannot hold onto the items (e.g. moving away from Bloomington), please email us at glbtlib@indiana.edu or our library coordinator at oliadams@iu.edu so we can develop a plan for you to return those items safely.

For any other questions, feel free to email the library (glbtlib@indiana.edu) or Olivia, our library coordinator (oliadams@iu.edu). Thanks for your patience and understanding!

If you have questions or would like an individual or class resource list our Library Coordinators are happy to assist. Please email us at glbtlib@indiana.edu

Library Policies

No new materials will be checked out until any overdue items have been returned.

Books: 4 weeks
DVDs: 1 week (limit 4)
Zines: 1 week

Items may be returned in person to LGBTQ+ Culture Center staff or placed in the return box inside the office during normal business hours. Items (with the exception of zines) may also be returned to the Herman B. Wells Library or placed in the drive-up return bin on Jordan Ave. between the Theatre & Drama building and the Wells Library.

In accordance with the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries’ policy on Copyright and Licensing for Public Performance, faculty, staff, students, and community members are advised that educational fair use in copyright law allows films to be shown in private or within a classroom setting but not at advertised student organization events, whether or not there is a charge to view the film.

For more information, please see the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries Copyright and Licensing for Public Performance guide.

 

In the event that an item borrowed from the LGBTQ+ Library is lost or not returned, restitution (not to exceed the cost of the item) will be charged to the patron. If one item from a set is checked out (example: video set) and not returned, then the cost of the whole set will be charged if the individual item cannot be purchased on its own.

If items are not returned or replaced, a student's patron information will be sent to the Office of Student Ethics for consideration of disciplinary action after a final overdue notice has been sent, and charges may be applied to the student's bursar account.

All items are to be brought back in good condition (allowing for normal wear and tear). If an item is substantially damaged (e.g., water damage, missing cover, a scratch on a disc, or a page torn out of a zine), restitution will be sought equal to the cost of the item.

Restitution may be handled by the Office of Student Ethics in the same manner as replacement of lost items.