Out on the Shelves Library @ QMUNITY

We’re here to serve you!  Come see us for…


  • LGBTQ books spanning the entire rainbow. We currently hold over 4600 titles, including fiction, poetry, history, theory, biographies, religion, self-help, and much more!

  • DVDs! We currently have over 200 LGBTQ movies in our collection.

  • Quiet study and reading space.

  • Answers to your queer-related questions!

  • A beautiful, inviting room with a lot of natural light in which to hold your queer group’s meetings. Contact volunteer services to discuss bookings. volunteers@qmunity.ca

Connect with us Online

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Suggest materials for us to acquire by emailing: library@qmunity.ca

Book the library space for your book-related events – Contact: volunteers@qmunity.ca  to discuss the possibility of using Out on the Shelves for your event.


Monday – 12:00 – 7:00pm

Tuesday – 12:00pm – 7:00pm

Wednesday – 12:00pm – 7:00pm

Thursday – 12:00pm – 7:00pm

Friday – 12:00pm- 7:00pm

Saturday, Sunday and holidays – Closed


Borrowing materials requires a FREE QMUNITY Library card that can be acquired during your visit.


Check out our Wish List.

We welcome donations of queer-related books, magazines, and DVDs that are in good condition and published within the past 5 years. While we understand you may want to donate other materials we are ONLY able to accept items that meet this criteria. Please donate during library hours of operation. Donations are accepted at the discretion of librarians, and may be refused.

Specialty Donations

Queer material (especially pamphlets, memorabilia, periodicals, artifacts) of any age with local- or BC-interest might be valuable to the BC Gay & Lesbian Archives. Email Ron Dutton for more information.

Conditions of acceptance

Generally, donors are responsible for bringing material to QMUNITY. Once donated, that material becomes property of QMUNITY. QMUNITY will determine how best to use the material, and reserves the right to refuse, sell, or give-away anything that is ultimately deemed unsuitable for our collection.

Other ways to give

Volunteer with the Out on the Shelves Library Team!  Be part of the staff that works in the library or join one of our outreach and library promotion groups! The library relies on generous donations of time and talents to make it work and serve the whole community! Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteers@qmunity.ca

If you would like to add to our collection, but do not have anything to donate, QMUNITY welcomes cash donations and tax receipts are available.

Contact Information

Our Library Coordinators are Vicki Chan and Amanda Wanner.

To contact them, please email: library@qmunity.ca or phone 604-684-5307, ext. 104.