Center for Diversity & Inclusion Gender and Sexuality Library:
The Gender and Sexuality Library officially became a partner collection of the American University Library in 2009. This partner collection is located in the Center for Diversity & Inclusion in Mary Graydon Center room 201 and is fully searchable through the ALADIN catalog.
The Gender and Sexuality Library has over 1000 items. The borrowing policies for the different types of materials available are as follows:
- Books - AU Borrowing Only - books can be renewed up to 3 times online, but must then be brought back in person to renew
- Reserve Books - in-house only - consists of 1 shelf of non-circulating books and display books
- Periodicals (magazines and journals) - in-house only, non-circulating
- DVDs (LGBT-themed, including feature films, television series, and documentaries) - 7 day checkout - DVDs must be renewed in person; a maximum of 2 DVDs per series can be borrowed at any one time
How to Check Out Materials:
Patrons may check out materials directly from the Center for Diversity & Inclusion that include books and DVDs. Materials checked out should be returned to he Center for Diversity & Inclusion; however, if the office is closed, materials can also be returned to the library.
Overdue fines must be paid at the library.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Where is the Gender and Sexuality Library?
A: The collection is housed in the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, in Mary Graydon Room 201.
Q: When can I come browse the Gender and Sexuality Library?
A: The collection is available whenever the Center for Diversity & Inclusion is open, which is Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm.
Q: Who has borrowing privileges for this collection?
A: Current AU faculty, staff, students, and AU alumni all have borrowing privileges.
Q: What if I have suggestions for items to add to the collection?
A: The Center for Diversity & Inclusion welcomes suggestions for books and also welcomes donations for the collection. Visit their site for more information: Gender and Sexuality Library Page.