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LGBTQIA+ Library Services

Pride at the Library
 

San Diego Public Library’s LGBTQIA Library Services Committee celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQIA community in a welcoming and inclusive library space that fosters connections to knowledge and each other.
 
 
Visit SDPL Pride to view LGBTQIA+ books, programs, resources, and more.

Pride 2022 Library Card Contest

SDPL Pride 2022 Library Card Contest Extended Due Date May 6

San Diego Public Library needs YOUR help designing our PRIDE 2022 commemorative card! This contest is open to artists of all ages with a design that celebrates LGBTQ PRIDE. Visit a library location offering services for a submission form or print the form below.
 
Grand Prize winner receives a $100 gift card and their design printed on our PRIDE library card! 
 
 
Contest Rules
  1. Contest Runs April 1st - May 6th.
  2. One (1) entry per person.
  3. Artwork must fit within the template.
  4. Design must include keychain card version.
  5. Make it colorful, be creative and have fun!
  6. All submissions are due by May 6th.
 

 

Upcoming Events

May 2610:30am - 11am

Thursday Story Time

All Ages, Babies/Toddlers, Preschoolers, Elementary School Age

May 2811am - 12:30pm
Jun 210:30am - 11am

Thursday Story Time

All Ages, Babies/Toddlers, Preschoolers, Elementary School Age

Jun 411am - 12:30pm
Jun 910:30am - 11am

Thursday Story Time

All Ages, Babies/Toddlers, Preschoolers, Elementary School Age

  • San Diego Library Pride Month Display
  • San Diego Library Pride Month Display
  • San Diego Library Pride Month Display
  • San Diego Library Pride Month Display
  • San Diego Library Pride Month Display
  • San Diego Library Pride Month Display
  • San Diego Library Pride Month Display

Book Recommendations

Research Database

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Research sexuality and gender in relation to LGBTQ+ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, health, political science, policy studies, and other related categories.

Resources

  • The San Diego LGBT Community Center
    The Center is the nation's second oldest and one of the largest LGBT community centers that provides direct program services to the many different facets of the LGBT community, including men, women, youth, seniors, families, LGBT Latino community members and their families, and those living with HIV.
  • San Diego Youth Services
    Mental health services and drop-in centers for LGBT youth and their families.
  • The Trevor Project | 1-866-488-7386
    24/7 crisis and support hotline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth ages 13-24. Also offers text and chat services.
  • GLBT National Help Center
    Free and confidential hotlines, chatrooms, and other resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people.
  • Trans Lifeline | 1-877-565-8860
    Hotline that offers support and resources to transgender people in need. Staffed by the transgender community for the transgender community.
  • San Diego LGBT Pride
    San Diego LGBT Pride fosters pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally. Pride supports a number of programs for all ages that meet the diverse needs and interest of the LGBTQ community.

2021 Pride Library Card

2021 Pride Library Card
In partnership with San Diego Pride and with support from the Friend of the San Diego Public Library, the SDPL LGBTQIA Library Services Committee held its second Pride Library Card Design Contest earlier this year. The design chosen to represent the San Diego Public Library as the 2021 Pride Library Card was designed by Clara, a teen patron from the La Jolla Branch Library. We want to thank all that participated in the contest and also give a special shout out to Chaitanya from the Mira Mesa Library as our Children’s design favorite and Kaeli from the Serra-Mesa Branch Library as our Adult Design favorite!
 
2021 commemorative cards are available at the SDPL locations offering in-person or contactless pickup services.
 

2020 Pride Library Card 

 
Children's Category Favorite and the card chosen to represent the San Diego Public Library as the 2020 Pride Library Card by Jasmine Nguyen
 
In partnership with San Diego LGBT Pride and with support from the San Diego Library Foundation, the San Diego Public Library LGBTQIA Library Services Committee held it's first Pride Library Card Design Contest in February/March of 2020. The design chosen to represent the San Diego Public Library as the 2020 Pride Library Card was designed by Jasmine Nguyen, a young patron from Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library.
 
2020 commemorative cards are still available.