LGBT Center of Raleigh

324 South Harrington Street - Raleigh NC 27603

LGBT Center of Raleigh Library

LibraryLogo250Since the Library opened in October 2011, the collection has approximately 3,000 volumes focused on and celebrating LGBT life. The Library’s collection development priorities are aimed at supporting the resource and information needs of the Center’s vital outreach programs such as SAGE Raleigh, Youth Coffeehouse, Affirming Faith Forum, and Transgender Initiative. The Library is also a welcoming place for family members and allies of LGBT people.

The Library is the Winner of the American Library Association 2014 “Light the Way Grant.”

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  • Click Here. The LGBT Center depends on your generous donations to expand our growing collection of books, DVDs, and CDs. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

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Library Steering Committee

  • Alli Buehler, UNC-Chapel Hill MSLS Graduate, 2013
  • Erin Iannacchione, MLS, Board of Trustees and LGBT Center Librarian; Rainbow Book List Committee Member of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender and Social Responsibilities Round Tables, American Library Association
  • Kent Parks, MLIS, Data Analyst at Community Care of NC
  • Megan Roberts, MLS, Youth Services Librarian, Cameron Village Regional Library; Program Director, LGBT Center Family Story Time
  • Rev. J Zirbel, Ministry of Love and Justice, Rainbow Community Cares, Inc.; 2014 Out! Raleigh Clergy; LGBT Center Affirming Faith Forum Facilitator and Gender Affirming Book Club Program Manager

Professional Consultant

  • Rochelle Richardson, MLIS, Information Professional and Past President of the San Francisco Bay Chapter of the Special Libraries Association

Leadership Donors

The LGBT Center of Raleigh extends its appreciation to the following individuals and organizations for providing extraordinary generosity of resources to the Library:

  • C. Richard Becker, New York City
  • William Chicurel, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Diana Denza, Lambda Literary Foundation, New York City
  • Roland Hansen, Head of Access Services, Columbia College Chicago Library
  • Justine Hollingshead, former Director, NC State University GLBT Center
  • Ann Keefe, Raleigh, NC
  • Karen Sendziak, Curator, Gerber-Hart Library and Archives, Chicago
  • A. Norman Sturdivant, Fayetteville, NC
  • Anna Watson, former Director of Free Books of Boston
  • Anonymous Donor, San Francisco, CA

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Upcoming Events

Youth Drop-In Hours
3pm - Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Polyamory & Open Relationship Support Discussion
7:30pm - Wednesday, July 29, 2015
SAGE Raleigh Drop-In Thursday Mornings
9am - Thursday, July 30, 2015
SAGE Raleigh Lunch Group
11:30am - Thursday, July 30, 2015
HIV/STI Testing
6pm - Thursday, July 30, 2015
AA Meeting
6:30pm - Thursday, July 30, 2015
Volunteer Orientation and Training
11am - Saturday, August 01, 2015
BInG - Bisexual Interest Group
5:30pm - Saturday, August 01, 2015
Center OpenMic
7pm - Saturday, August 01, 2015
HIV/STI Testing
6pm - Monday, August 03, 2015
HRC Steering Committee Meeting
6:30pm - Monday, August 03, 2015
Youth Drop-In Hours
3pm - Wednesday, August 05, 2015
La Leche League of Raleigh PM
6:30pm - Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Center Sponsors


Center Hours:
Mon-Fri noon to 8 pm ,
Sat & Sun noon to 6 pm
Mon & Thur HIV/STD Testing 6 to 7:45 pm

Twice a month Email Newsletter

Daily Email of All Upcoming Events

Help Lines

Do you need help NOW?


The Trevor Project  blockbullets 866-488-7386
Suicide Prevention Lifeline blockbullets 800-273-8255

Wrenn House/Haven House Crisis Line

  • 919-832-7866

InterAct of Wake County

  • Domestic Violence - 919-828-7740
  • Sexual Assault - 919-828-3005