Currently located in 112 Himes Hall, the Women's & Gender Studies Library was founded alongside the program in 1991. Founding faculty members donated their own books to create a resource for early WGS students. The collection continued to grow through various donations and purchases, expanding into the addition of WGS-related documentaries and movies.
In 2015, the WGS Library received a considerable donation from Erin Rice, one of the first WGS graduates. Rice's donation of feminist and queer zines, comics and books was featured (front page) in The Daily Reveille.
Currently, the Library has a computer for public use. The department has received funding from Student Government and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences to incorporate multimedia technologies into the Library. This initiative was featured (front page, again!) in The Daily Reveille. A Smart TV, video-conferencing technology and Apple TV will be installed by Summer 2016.
Books, comics, zines and journals are catalogued through the LSU Libraries database. All students, faculty and staff are invited to check these out by visiting us in 118 Himes.
Films are only available to WGS faculty and graduate students. View the collection here.
The WGS Library may be reserved by all faculty, students and staff. It seats approximately six individuals, perfect for small meetings, groups or an individual needing an intimate work space. The Library has been used for thesis and dissertation defenses, instructor's office hours, study sessions and more.
To reserve your time in the Library, please visit us in 118 Himes, call our office at (225) 578-4807 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.