Welcome to



A Queer Library &

Community Hub

The Lavender Library is an all-volunteer-run lending library, archive and community space with LGBTQ+ books, films and more. We are a hub of learning and connection for Sacramento’s LGBTQ+ community.

A bookshelf full of various LGBTQ Books available at the Library.

Curbside Pick-up Opens April 3

We're finalizing a few final touches of our renovations before opening our doors for browsing, but beginning April 3rd, curbside pick-up returns to the Lavender Library. 


Each Sunday from 12-3:00PM Lavender Library volunteers will be onsite to support your queer media needs. Simply search our catalogue of DVDs, graphic novels, young adult epics, or general collection to find just what you're looking for. Then, reserve the materials and when the library opens on Sunday, our volunteers will be in touch. The Library plans to reopen for limited in-person browsing in early June. 

An icon with a hand open and a heart in the open hand.

On March 13th, 2020 the Lavender Library shut its doors to patrons accessing materials and the unhoused community members who regularly sought respite in the space. For over two years the Lavender Library has been closed and as a result has been significantly impacted financially.

We launched a new effort to allow community members to donate on a monthly basis so we can continue to be community-funded and volunteer-run!

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