STONEWALL NATIONAL MUSEUM & ARCHIVES

Library

The Stonewall Library is the largest lending library of LGBTQ materials in the United States. 

We have more than 28,000 books, CDs and DVDs, organized and cataloged under the Library of Congress classification system.   Our collection incorporate most winners of gay literary awards, including the prestigious Lambda Literary Award.

Annual memberships cost $35/Individual and $55/Household and are free for high school students in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

The library is also home to a monthly book club and history discussion group.


General topics include:

Fiction  – More than 2,000 books arranged by author including books by:

            James Baldwin           Djuna Barnes                         Alison Bechdel
            Rita Mae Brown         Jennifer Finney Boylan         Susan Choi
            Patricia Cornwell       Michael Cunningham           Eve Ensler
            Jane Fletcher              Radcliffe Hall                          Patricia Highsmith
            Gerri Hill                    Andrew Holleran                    Alan Hollingsworth
            Henry James              David Levitt                            Thomas Mann
            Armistead Maupin    Herman Melville                    Eileen Myles
            Felice Picano              Marcel Proust                        Anne Rice
            Gore Vidal                  Sarah Waters                         Kathleen Winter
            Edmund White          Virginia Wolfe                        Hanya Yanagihara

Non-fiction – Over 6,000 books arranged by subject matter.  A partial listing of categories include:

            General works                       Philosophy, psychology and religion
            Social sciences                       Lesbian studies
            Gay/lesbian culture              LGBTQ parenting
            Gay marriage                         Feminism
            Transgender studies            Bisexuality
            LGBTQ travel                         Fetishes
            Political sciences                   Law
            Education                               Music, dance and composition
            Language and literature      Science
            Medicine                                Agriculture
            Technology                            Military

Biography – Over 400 biographies.  A sampling of subjects explored include:

Edward Albee             Alexander the Great John Amaechi            
W.H. Auden                Francis Bacon            Josephine Baker       
Djuna Barnes             Leonard Bernstein    Elizabeth Bishop      
Anthony Blunt           Justin Vivian Bond    Marlon Brando

Benjamin Britton       William Burroughs    Lord Bryon                
Truman Capote          Willa Cather               Constantine Cavafy  
Roy Cohn                    Aaron Copeland         Noel Coward             
Marquis de Sade        Mark Doty                  Melissa Ethridge

Rupert Everett           Janet Flanner             E.M. Forester            
Federico Garcia Lorca     Frederick the Great    Andre Gide                
John Gielgud              Allen Ginsberg            Duncan Grant            
Radclyffe Hall            Moss Hart                   Patricia Highsmith

Edgar Hoover             Rock Hudson              Howard Hughes        
Christopher Isherwood  Derek Jarman       Bill T. Jones               
Christine Jorgensen     Elton John                 Franz Kafka               
John Maynard Keynes Calvin Klein              Edward I. Koch

k.d. lang                      Lawrence of Arabia   Leonardo Da Vinci    
Liberace                      Paul Lynde                  Katherine Mansfield
Ricky Martin              Somerset Maugham  Carson McCullers     
Herman Melville        Nancy Milford            Sal Mineo

Honor Moore             Martina Navratilova Vaslav Nijinsky
Rudolf Nureyev         Dorothy Parker          Marcel Proust           
Chuck Renslow          Little Richard             Eleanor Roosevelt    
Rosalind Russell        May Sarton                 William Mann

William Shakespeare Liz Smith                   Lytton Strachey        
Pyotr Tchaikovsky    Valentino                     Gus Van Sant             
Gore Vidal                  Evelyn Waugh            Glenway Wescott      
Oscar Wilde               David Wojnarowicz   Grant Wood
Holly Woodlawn       Marguerite Yourcenar

Foreign languages – Over 300 books in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Latvian, Korean and Japanese.

Fine Art  – Nearly a thousand titles in photography, painting, drawing and architecture.

Pulp Fiction – More than 350 titles from 1965 to present.

Youth and Young Adults – A selection of hundreds of books relating to gay topics designed for youth and young adults.

Special Collections
            Over 500 rare books by historically significant authors, including many first editions.
            Over 700 books signed by the author.
            Historic books relating to the development, cause and treatment of HIV and AIDS.

Click here to search the on-line library catalog.

Additionally the Library has LGBTQ current periodicals, DVDs, books on tape and musical recordings.

The majority of books and papers at the SNMA Archives and Library are donated by people just like you.  If you would like to make a donation, please contact Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian.

Individual Library Membership

$35 Membership grants library privileges to a person for one year.

Family Library Membership

$50 Family Membership grants library privileges to the members of one household for one year.

Stonewall National Library & Archives
1300 East Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Phone: (954) 763-8565

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Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm
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