LGBTQ Iowa Archives & Library

LGBTQ Iowa Archives & Library

Explore our lending library!

Featuring over 1200 books and counting, our lending library is open to the public with LGBTQ titles available for all ages.

Books are available for in-person browsing or contact-less pick-up. Just sign-up for a patron account to place a book on hold for pick-up.


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  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Long Lost – Gallery Show Opening & Artist Talk

    Long Lost – Gallery Show Opening & Artist Talk

    On Thursday, April 15th, 2021 our next gallery show opens, Long Lost. Exhibiting the work of Iowa-based artist Quelle. This is the second show in our Queer Iowan Artist series,…

  • Guide: Who to Email about the Anti-Trans Bills Moving Forward in Iowa

    This guide is meant to support the fight against the anti-trans bills in Iowa that are moving forward through the Iowa House and Senate. Thus far the most potent threats…

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: On Iowa’s Hottest Snail Mail

    On Iowa’s Hottest Snail Mail

    Today, we get to celebrate that our snail mail in the form of history-by-letters travels to over 100 individual readers from around the country and more than 20 organizations within…

  • Image of the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines

    Guide: All you need to know about Anti-Trans Legislation Introduced in Iowa

    Unfortunately, 2021 has begun with an onslaught of anti-trans legislation in both the Iowa Senate and House. Many of the proposed bills target transgender youth due in part to the…

  • Graphic in the colors of the transgender flag, baby blue, pink, and white with three car icons with a dust cloud under their tires advertising the caravan to Sandy Salmon

    A Caravan To House Rep. Sandy Salmon Saturday, February 6th

    Iowa House Representative Sandy Salmon is responsible for all of the anti-trans legislation in the House thus far. She is the sole representative who introduced HF 184 barring trans people…

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Leaving pants on the floor – Gallery Show Opening

    Leaving pants on the floor – Gallery Show Opening

    On Friday, January 15th, 2021 our first gallery show opens, Leaving pants on the floor. Exhibiting the work of Iowa City-based artist Anne S. Rogers. The first show in our…

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: History-By-Letter #5 | Gay Rights Marches in Dubuque, IA

    History-By-Letter #5 | Gay Rights Marches in Dubuque, IA

    This month’s history-by-letter pulls our attention to Dubuque, Iowa, and challenges us to think about our local history in a national context. Pride parades and gay rights marches have been…

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Help Build Our Kids and Teens Collection

    Help Build Our Kids and Teens Collection

    The LGBTQ Iowa Archives & Library is opening its doors in January 2021. We’re thrilled to already have over 1200 books to share with all of you! Unfortunately, a glaring…

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: History-By-Letter #4 | Linda Sue Evans

    History-By-Letter #4 | Linda Sue Evans

    This month we’d like to continue with our biographical approach by sharing the history of someone not famed for being an Iowan, but a radical, militant activist. Linda Sue Evans…

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: History-By-Letter #3 | Grant Wood

    History-By-Letter #3 | Grant Wood

    Our first two letters examined the history of radical gay and lesbian printing and publication in Iowa City and Grinnell during the 1970s. Moving away from this historical time period,…

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Location
120 N. Dubuque St.
Wesley Center – Lower Level
Iowa City, IA 52245

Hours
Monday 6-9pm
Tuesday 4-7pm
Wednesday 6-9pm
Thursday 4-7pm
Friday 6-9pm
Saturday 11am-3pm
Sunday 11am-3pm

Mailing Address
PO Box 2779
Iowa City, IA 52244

Contact
(319) 512-5615
lgbtqiowaarchives@gmail.com

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