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.

Officially Re-Opening Nov 21, 2021

The Lavender Library is officially open for in-person browsing and check-outs. Folks can finally walk-in and check out the collection every Sunday 12pm-3pm.


We hope to expand our hours offered once we have more volunteers available to commit to working our circulation desk. 

We will still be offering curbside-pick up for anyone interested in ordering materials ahead of time. 

Calling all local crafters and artists! Come and sell your wares at the first ever HoliGAY craft fair on December 12 at the Lavender Library. ⁠

If you're interested in selling on Dec. 12, please complete the form below. The deadline to apply for a vendor spot is November 30th. ⁠


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

On March 13th, 2020 the Lavender Library had to shut their doors to their patrons accessing materials and unhoused community members that regularly sought respite in their space. For nearly two years the Lavender Library was 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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