Lending Library

Turn the page on your story

Everyone loves a good story – and there are stories for you in the LGBTQ+ Center’s Lending Library.

Started in 2022 by a grant from the IU Queer Philanthropy Circle featuring books purchased from Beyond Barcodes, a minority-owned independent bookstore in Indianapolis, the lending library supplements the holdings of the IU Kokomo library with titles focused on the voices and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community.

About 70 titles are housed in the MCC Lounge, resting on a rainbow-painted bookshelf designed by the IU Kokomo Equity Ambassadors. Books are available to check out by request from the Multicultural Center during normal business hours.

Explore our shelves

Titles in the lending library include:

  • The Stonewall Reader
  • A Queer History of the United States, Michael Bronski
  • The Guncle, Steven Rowley
  • Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America, R. Eric Thomas
  • The Rules Do Not Apply, Ariel Levy
  • Last Night at the Telegraph Club, Malinda Lo
  • Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality, Sarah McBride
  • Filthy Animals, Brandon Taylor
  • Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love, Jonathan Van Ness
  • David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music, Darryl W. Bullock