Gay & lesbian collection

The 'Gay and Lesbian Collection' is based in the Central Lending Library but other LGBT interest titles are available across libraries.

The collection includes relaxing reads and books to challenge:

  • modern classic fiction
  • biographies
  • commentary and stories of activism
  • health and wellbeing
  • graphic novels

Read Attitude Magazine and the Gay Times; part of the eMagazine collection.

Archives & Local Studies Resources

Edward Carpenter archive collection

Edward Carpenter (1844 to 1929) was a campaigner for homosexual equality during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Research guide

Contains information about LGBT history in Sheffield.

Reference & information library resources

Shout magazine - the Yorkshire paper for the LGBT community.

Harvester Primary Social Sources 4 - Sexual Politics in Britain - available on microfilm and fiche from the late 1960s to the late 1970s. This provides copies of various titles including Gay News, Sappho, and CHE (Campaign for Homosexual Equality).

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