Harry Harris Library

Here at the Harry Harris LGBT+ library, our aim is to provide access to material you’d otherwise struggle to get hold of: whether it’s academic studies or autobiographies or hard-to-find music or novels and films that feature people like you – we’re working on building up a collection that includes them.

The library is part of the Liberation Library, containing books from the LGBT+, Women’s and Disabled Campaigns, which is housed in the CUSU/GU lounge in the Students’ Unions’ building at 17 Mill Lane, CB2 1RX. To borrow a book from the library, simply choose a book, fill out a loan form, and drop it in the box at the bottom of the bookcase. Standard loan time for books is two weeks, but there’s no late charge. If you need any help using the library or finding a text, please ask the receptionist.

For a full copy of the library’s current catalogue, click here. If you have any queries about the library, or wish to request a book or other item, email our library officer Jess at lgbt-librarian@cusu.cam.ac.uk.

We’re named after Harry Harris, trans rep during most of 2011. He was a neurobiologist and an award-winning poet, and he was absolutely dedicated to helping people find a sense of community and their own words. He was instrumental in encouraging us to put this collection together, and we’re sorry he isn’t here to see it.