The library consists of more than 20,000 volumes covering all areas of scientific inquiry from humanities, social science, sexology, fine arts and popular science. In additon, the library included a big collection of rare pornographic magazines. Another important part of our general collection consists of a large amount of grey literature from the beginning of the gay and lesbian rights movement and academic writings. For some years now, literature on female homosexuality, queer feminist theory and trans and inter experiences have been collected with greater intensity.
For queer feminist research we recommend a visit to Lesbenarchiv Spinnboden, where Berlin’s largest collection with this focus is maintained. Other archives 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.