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LGBTQ Studies

Resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies.

COVID-19 Update

For the duration of the COVID-19 related Mason Campus closure, the physical collections at Mason Libraries locations will not be available. This includes print format books, journals, microfilm, and so forth. However, our online full text book and journal collections are available. 

Please note also that print format WRLC and ILL lending has also been suspended for the duration of the campus closure.

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Still can't find the item? Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request books, media and articles from other libraries when they are not available at Mason or the WRLC. Start your research early if you want to take advantage of this wonderful service as it can take up to 2 weeks.

Call Numbers for LGBTQ Studies Books

Print resources for GBLTQ Studies are located primarily in the Fenwick Library.  Audiovisual materials are also located in the Fenwick Library.

Here are some call numbers for GBLTQ Studies topics:

  • HQ 74 - 74.2          Bisexuality
  • HQ 75 - 76.8          Homosexuality. Lesbianism
  • HQ 77.7 - 77.95     Transexualism​
  • HV 1449                 Gay men. Lesbians

GBLTQ Studies related topics may be outside of these call numbers.  For example:

  • PS 153.G38 A25 2013 is the call number for the anthology 1960s Gay Pulp Fiction: The Misplaced Heritage, which is shelved in the American Literature section at Fenwick Library. 

To locate GBLTQ books in related areas:

Try a keyword search that combines GBLTQ Studies topics with those other subject areas, such as

            "lesbian" AND "literature"

            "GBLT" AND "legal"

            "transexual" AND "mental health"