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University of Minnesota

Kathryn A. Martin Library

Gaypril Reading

Some suggestions for reading about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer lives. All books are available from UMD's Martin Library.

Finding or requesting books

Book descriptions in this guide include:

  • Title with a link to the book's record in the library catalog
  • Author and publication date
  • Call number

Find books on the shelf

Want to get the book for yourself?

  • Make a note of the book's call number
  • Head to the library
    • Get help locating your book by asking at the desk on the first floor, or:
  • Look at the call number for a location
    • Bestseller, Graphic Novel - these books are on the first floor
    • Just a call number - these books are on the third or fourth floor
      • Third floor - call numbers beginning with A-L
      • Fourth floor - call number beginning with M-Z
  • Here's a quick video that explains how the call numbers work

Request the book and pick it up

Want to make a request for the book and pick it up from the first floor desk at the library?

  • Find the book in the library catalog - you can use the links on the titles in this guide to get there
  • Sign in to Request
  • Use the Get It button to make your request
  • Library staff will pull the book and put it on the hold shelf for you
  • You'll get an email when it's ready to pick up
  • More info on this page from the library's website

Ebooks

Is the book you want an ebook?

  • Find the book in the library catalog - you can use the links on the titles in this guide to get there
  • Follow the link beside the words View Online