The library’s collections consist of more than 25,000 titles including humanities, social science, sexological, and fine arts texts concerning LGBTIQ* themes, rare pornographic magazines, “gray literature” from the early days of the gay, lesbian, and trans* rights movements, and a nearly-complete collection of German-language LGBTIQ* movement periodicals as well as strong and extensive collections of international movement periodicals and thousands of books in English.
While our library contains many titles related to lesbian, queer, and trans* lives and experiences, for queer-feminist research we additionally recommend a visit to Lesbenarchiv Spinnboden, where Berlin’s largest collection with this focus is maintained. Other collections we work with closely are FFBiZ – Das Feministische Archiv, ein feministisches Dokumentations- und –informationszentrum and Lili-Elbe-Archiv for Inter, Trans and Queer History…
Our book holdings can be searched in the online catalogue, although online orders are not possible. A complete list of periodicals is available at the reference desk in the library.