We’re huge supporters of local libraries here at Riptide, and periodically we like to stop and give shout-outs to the various libraries who’ve stepped up to support their LGBTQ communities. While we’re unable to know where our print books end up, we can see where our ebooks end up, and to that end, here’s a list of library systems where you can borrow at least ten different Riptide LGBTQ books through Overdrive!
And remember, if you don’t see your local library system listed here, you can always request titles. Most libraries are very receptive to better serving their community’s needs.
Libraries with over 100 LGBTQ titles in circulation:
Seattle Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library
Digital Downloads - A Library Collaboration (Ohio)
Greater Phoenix Digital Library (Arizona)
Libraries with 50 to 99 LGBTQ titles in circulation:
Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative (Florida)
Kentucky Libraries Unbound
Wisconsin Public Library Consortium
Libraries with 20 to 49 LGBTQ titles in circulation:
Cuyahoga County Public Library (Ohio)
Indianapolis Public Library
Arapahoe Library District (Colorado)
Pima County Public Library (Arizona)
Boston Public Library
St. Louis Public Library
San Fransisco Public Library
Tampa Bay Library Consortium
King County Library System (Washington)
The Ohio Digital Library
SEO Library Center (Ohio)
Sno-Isles Libraries (Washington)
Virginia Beach Public Library
Rangeview Library District (Colorado)
Media on Demand (Illinois)
Multnomah County Library (Oregon)
Western Australia Public Libraries
Brooklyn Public Library
Pikes Peak Library District (Colorado)
Live-brary.com (New York)
Libraries with 10 to 19 LGBTQ titles in circulation:
Auckland City Libraries (New Zealand)
Ontario Library Service Consortium (Canada)
Chinook Arch Regional Library System (Canada)
Calgary Public Library (Canada)
Henrico County Public Library (Virginia)
Fresno County Public Library (California)
Daniel Boone Regional Library (Missouri)
Capital Area Library District (Pennsylvania)
Kansas City Public Library (Missouri)
Online Media of Northern Illinois Libraries
Oshawa Public Libraries (Canada)
Burnaby Public Library (Canada)
Libraries Southwest Consortium (Louisiana)
Onondaga County Public Library (New York)
Allen County Public Library (Indiana)
Plano Public Library System (Texas)
Wellington City Libraries (New Zealand)
South Australia Public Library Services
Pinnacle Digital Consortium (Illinois)
Central Texas Digital Consortium
Don’t see your library here? Hit up their circulation desk and request titles! All of our books are available to libraries at full wholesale through Ingram (for print) and through Overdrive, Smashwords, BiblioBoard, and Baker & Taylor (for ebooks).
And if you do see your library here, remember–the best way to get more LGBTQ books into circulation is to borrow what’s already there! Check them out, tell your friends, spread the word!
And to the many wonderful, supportive, pioneering librarians who work so hard to bring these books into your collections–we thank you with all our hearts.
Children’s Librarian Public Library New Jersey, USA
My work bag is usually just my purse, that leather guy in the upper right hand corner. But on days I need some extra help, I usually grab whatever empty tote is on my bedroom floor. Here are some of them. I will also throw a couple of the smaller ones into my suitcase (lately, pizza and tumblr) when I go to conferences to prevent ARC hoarding.
I also used to use this backpack when I’d commute to my internship at a Brooklyn startup a few years ago.
Hi, my name is Angela and I am currently a librarian (formal title: analyst) at a research/special library in Princeton, NJ! I’m interested in language learning and UX. In this picture I’m wearing a dress that was handed over to me by the amazing librarian (and my former professor) Joyce Valenza. I feel like Miss Frizzle, and particularly enjoyed working at an outdoor charity event and then the reference desk that afternoon.