Rare Books Collection

Housed in the Research Librarian's office across the hall from the Pride Library reading room is the "PRISPE" collection, which includes first editions of LGBT classics, works signed by famous queer authors or artists, early sexological publications, homoerotic photography volumes, gay and lesbian sex manuals, limited-run editions of rare novels, and manifestoes from the Liberation Era (1969-1979).

NOTE: The Rare Books collection is non-circulating.

Open Lust book cover. Lesbian Nation book cover. Tom of Finland book cover. The Gay Liberation Book cover.

View the complete Rare Books Collection on the Western public catalogue.

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