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.

Donate to the Pride Library

The library's existence and continuing work is made possible by the generosity of our supporters from Canada and around the world. Click here to make a cash gift using Western University's secure online donation page or contact our director Professor Miller at jmiller@uwo.ca or (519) 661-2111 x85828 for more information.

The Pride Library also relies on donations of books, materials, and volunteers' time to build its collections. Click here for details.

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