We are renovating our library!
The GEM Resource Library (SUB107a) will be closed between Friday January 3 and Friday January 10 as we renovate to serve our community better.
Please note that the rest of the GEM space will be open, although it may be slightly louder than usual. The library will be painted during this renovation, and thus the GEM will not be a scent-free space between January 3-10.
During this closure, free computer usage is available in Society for Students with a Disability/ies (SSD) in SUB B111. Zap Copy also offers affordable printing options in the SUB. Courtesy phones are available at the elevators on the ground floor of the SUB.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Em at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our resource library is an all-gender space and open to all University of Victoria students and community members. We have two computers (including a large screen for visual accessibility), a free local telephone, free printing, and a collection of intersectional feminist, anti-racist literature and zines to borrow.
Our current titles range in topics, including anti-racist writing, queer and trans literature, classic feminist literature, contemporary feminist writing, queer erotica, sexual health information, feminist research methods, and more.
Some current titles that we have include:
- Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good by adrienne maree brown
- Policing Black Lives by Robyn Maynard
- Gender: Your Guide by Lee Airton
- Holy Wild by Gwen Benaway
- The Vagina Bible by Dr. Jen Gunther
- Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde
- Borderlands / La Frontera: The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldúa
- The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability by Miriam Kaufman, Cory Silverberg, and Fran Odette
- No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies by Naomi Klein
- Feminist Methods in Social Research by Shulamit Reinharz
- Tangled Sheets: Stories & Poems of Lesbian Lust, edited by Rosamund Elwin and Karen X. Tulchinsky
- Resist: Essays Against a Homophobic Culture, edited by Mona Oikawa, Dionne Falconer, and Ann Decter
- This Bridge Called my Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, edited by Cerrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa
- Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine, edited by Lisa Jervis & Andi Zeisler
Our zine collection consists of local and international pieces and include themes of mental health, menstruation, decolonization, intersectional feminism, gender and sexuality, disrupting fatphobia, and more.
Our feminist literature and zine collection is always expanding, and we love to hear what you would like to us to have in our library!