This specially created Reading list showcases our collection relating to the LGBTQ+ community across a range of disciplines- from Art, History and Literature to Business, Healthcare and more.
Most of the books relating specifically to sexuality and gender are found on the Ground floor in the North wing.
Please feel free to recommend books for the Library, which you think would be of relevance and contribute to the Library’s LGBTQ+ collection. You can do this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your recommendations. Alternatively, if you are a student, you can also make a request through the Book Buy You online form. Members of University staff can submit a request though the Books Recommendation online form.
Browse at a shelf number to discover relevant material
176 Sexual ethics
306.766 Queer studies
306.766 Male homosexuality
306.87408664 Gay parents
306.848 Gay marriage
323.3264 Gay rights
342.087 Gay rights law
346.0168 Gay marriage law
616.8583 Sexual and gender identity disorders
791.45652 Race gender and sexuality in television
791.45653 Sexuality in film
The Library uses the Dewey Decimal classification system to catalogue and classify our books and we are tied by the rules and subject headings contained within this system. However, some of the terminology in the classification is a little dated and does not reflect current cultural references or preferences. Like language, the Dewey Decimal system continues to evolve, as it strives to become more inclusive of different identities and communities. It is important to keep this in mind when researching LGBTQ+ topics.
Descriptive terms relating to sexuality have changed over time. For example the term homosexuality was not used with its contemporary meaning until the end of the nineteenth century, and many terms used in historical records might be considered offensive today or have a different meaning. Terms can also have different meaning depending on the individual, group, context, country etc. Therefore, it is important to consider this when searching for information relating to LGBTQ+ topics.