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LGBTQIA2S+ Resources

This guide empowers learners to engage with LGBTQIA2S+ topics and issues.

Finding Books

Milner Library's collection is always expanding, and many titles we don't own are available through I-Share! In the carousel, you'll find a few titles. To find more, try the following:

Browse the Shelves... in person or virtually

When you're in the library, try browsing the following areas. They're not the only sections with books about LGBTQIA2S+ topics and issues, but they house the greatest concentration of materials.

Floor Call Number Range Subjects
Floor 4 HQ71 - HQ77 LGBTQIA+ topics and issues
Floor 4 HQ1075 - HQ1075.5 Gender roles
Floor 6 LC2574-LC2576 LGBTQIA+ education
Floor 6 TMC 306.76 Nonfiction children's books


Additionally, you can virtually browse the shelves in the library catalog. Locate a title of interest by searching a title, keyword, or subject. Scroll down in the catalog record, and you'll see a virtual browse of other materials on the shelf! Note: this only includes physical items, not e-books.

Screenshot of Virtual Browse in the catalog


Looking for children's books? Check out this guide for recommendations and more tips on finding sources!

Browse Subject Headings

To find additional books, try searching certain subjects. Subject headings are standardized vocabulary that are added to records to help you find what you need.

Indiana University has compiled a comprehensive list of LGBTQIA2S+ Subject Headings from the Library of Congress.

Please note that subject headings may include terminology that is now outdated and does not reflect the views of Milner Library.

To search for a subject, enter your search terms and then choose to search for items with those terms "in subject" by changing the dropdown menu below the search box. Depending on your terms, you may choose to search for items "with the exact phrase" (so in the example below, search results must have the exact term "queer theory" listed as a subject) or for items "that contain my query words" in the subject (for example, searching "gay" would return "gay men," "gay students," and many additional subjects). To expand your search, consider changing the Library Catalog dropdown (in the image below) to I-Share Libraries.

Subject Search for Queer Theory


Unsure which subject headings to search? If you find a title that interests you, scroll down to "Details" to follow the subject headings in that record to continue your browsing:

Screenshot of subjects listed in a catalog record

Selected Books at Milner

A Taste for Brown Bodies
Asegi Stories Cherokee Queer and Two-Spirit Memory Cover Image
No Tea No Shade
Nobody Is Supposed To Know
Black on Both Sides
Honey Honey Miss Thang
Two-spirit People cover art