Library Information

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The Michael C. Weidemann LGBTQ Library is the largest LGBTQ library in the Pacific Northwest with more than 9,000 books, CDs and DVDs.

Our library advocates are available to answer resource questions and help you identify a great book to read.

Visit us today and check out an item today.

Checking Out a Book

We welcome all of our LGBTQ+ community and allies to visit Gay City and check out books, CDs and DVDs.

Please present your state ID or state drivers’ license to have a library advocate create your account and check out an item.

Donate a Book

There are two ways to donate a book.

  1. In-Person
    Visit us and give to a Gay City peer advocate.
  2. By Mail
    Gay City: Seattle’s LGTBQ Center
    Attn: Library
    517 E. Pike St.
    Seattle, WA 98122

Are Book Donations Tax-Deductible?

Your book donation may be tax-deductible. We recommend contacting tax consultant for details.

To receive a tax-deductible receipt, please speak with the library advocate and complete any necessary forms. Receipts will be sent to you immediately after your form is processed.

About the Michael C. Weidemann LGBTQ Library

In 2009, Gay City began housing and staffing the LGBT Lending Library after the closing of the Seattle LGBT Community Center.

Since then, the Michael C. Weidemann LGBTQ Library at Gay City has grown to a collection of more than 9,000 books that cover a wide range of LGBTQ topics, from travel to queer and trans-focused visibility.