LGBTQ Iowa Archives & Library


Book Donations

The LGBTQ Iowa Archives & Library has currently over 1500 books in our circulating library, all of which have been donated to us. Serving patrons throughout Iowa City and its surrounding communities, our library is a primary source for books on LGBTQ topics and by LGBTQ authors. A true community lending library, many books have been donated by our very own patrons as we’ve grown. We accept any and all books written by LGBTQ authors and featuring LGBTQ themes, topics, and/or characters, whether new or used.

Central to our mission is to have LGBTQ books for all ages, helping the youth and families in our communities see themselves reflected in our collection. If you are looking to donate books for our K-12 collection and need some ideas, please refer to our wishlist to see titles we are actively seeking.

Book donations can be dropped off during any of our open hours. If you have a larger book donation or need assistance moving any books, please fill out the form below so we can arrange a pick-up.

Historical/Cultural Material Donations

Our archives is in it’s formation stage, building collections from Iowans and Iowa-based LGBTQ organizations across our state. Visit our archives page to get a sense of the types of materials we are collecting. If you have materials to donate that align with our collecting scope, you can email us or use the form below to tell us about what you have to donate.

Monetary Contributions

The LGBTQ Iowa Archives & Library is generously supported by our community through donations of time and money. Every single one of our efforts bears a financial cost, whether to keep our doors open, host events, safeguard our archival materials, add books to the library, and maintain our daily operations. We are so grateful to all of our donors for making our work possible. If you do not have materials for our collections or time and energy to share as a volunteer, please consider a monetary contribution. Whether signing up for a monthly recurring donation or a one-time gift, we greatly appreciate your dedication to preserving Iowa’s LGBTQ history and making queer community space in Iowa City. To make a monetary contribution, please the Donate button below:


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Close House – Second Floor
Iowa City, IA 52240

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Iowa City, IA 52244

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