The LGBTQIA Resource Center library is named in honor of Angelina Malfitano, whose contributions to the Center and the UC Davis community live on in her legacy of advocacy, service, and leadership. Angelina served as a student intern at the LGBTQIA Resource Center and was a Student Assistant to the Chancellor in 2005-2006. Her dedication to student activism continues to inspire the work of our center – may her activist spirit forever burn brightly in all of us.


Searching for Books and Check Out Policy:

If you are looking for a specific book, author, or subject within our library, visit our Library Database. Use the search bar to find books based on title, author, and other key words. 

Note: This search function will locate books in both the LGBTQIA RC and in the Women’s Resources and Research Center. Click “Show Copy Information” to find the location and availability of copies.

In the library database, you may also log in to your account to view your checked out books. 

All books are due in 2 weeks, however you may come in to renew your books at the front desk. (We are working on finding a way to renew online for your convenience, we will update this information once we are able to figure it out.) 

Our Space

The Angelina Malfitano Library in the LGBTQIA Resource Center has an extensive collection of over 1,000 non-fiction and fiction books, covering various LGBTQIA+ and intersecting topics. All of our books are organized & labeled according to the following categories:


  • Asexuality

  • Bisexuality

  • Coming Out

  • Disability

  • Education & Research

  • Family & Parenting

  • Feminism

  • Gay

  • Health

  • History

  • Intersex

  • Justice & Politics

  • Lesbian

  • People of Color

  • Polyamory

  • Psychology

  • Relationships

  • Sex

  • Spirituality/Religion

  • Transgender

  • Youth


In addition, we have an extensive collection of graphic novels, comic books, poetry, zines, photography books, and other art created by/for LGBTQIA+ people. 


Please note that our library is constantly growing and evolving with our center and with content that is being published! We are making a conscious effort to expand our collection of books that center trans & non-binary identities, people of color, disability, and other underrepresented and marginalized identities. We always welcome recommendations of books you’ve read or encountered that address our needs! To recommend a book, check out our suggestion box located in the library, or email staff members Ness and/or joel.