STONEWALL NATIONAL MUSEUM & ARCHIVES
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 incorporates most winners of gay literary awards, including the prestigious Lambda Literary Award.
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:
Rita Mae Brown
Jennifer Finney Boylan
Non-Fiction – Over 6,000 books arranged by subject matter. A partial listing of categories include:
Language and literature
Philosophy, psychology and religion
Music, dance and composition
Biography – Over 400 biographies. A sampling of subjects explored include:
Marquis de Sade
Federico Garcia Lorca
J. Edgar Hoover
John Maynard Keynes
Pyotr (Peter) Illych Tchaikovsky
Alexander the Great
Justin Vivian Bond
Frederick the Great
Lawrence of Arabia
Bill T. Jones
Edward I. Koch
Leonardo Da Vinci
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Gus Van Sant
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.
Over 500 rare books by historically significant authors, including many first editions.
Historic books relating to the development, cause and treatment of HIV and AIDS.
Brian McNaught and Ray Struble Historical Collection – 297 titles
Claire Noonan Collection – 187 titles [primarily women’s fiction]
Gregg Shapiro LGBTQ Music Collection – 172 titles
Judge Robert W. Lee Collection – 307 titles
Justin Flippen Memorial Collection – 15 titles
Robert A. Flanders Collection – 103 titles
Daniel Kitchen Collection – 449 titles
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.