Donation Drive!

Dear community,

Your friendly neighborhood queer library here. What a wild couple of years we’ve had, huh? Like most places, OOTS was impacted by the collective traumas of the world since 2020. We’ve been doing our best to stay afloat. Our amazing volunteers have worked incredibly hard during this time and we’ve been able to keep the library open with regular hours six days a week. But we haven’t been able to accomplish some of the goals that are vital to remaining a resource for the community- including updating some of our collection holdings to be reflective of the whole community. We acknowledge that our collection has serious gaps in representation, specifically in terms of Two Sprit and Ace identities.

This year is our 40th birthday and we’re hoping that with your help, this can be the year we make real progress in making our collection more inclusive of all identities. As many of you know, OOTS collection comes almost exclusively from your generous donations! We’re setting a goal to bring in 40 new titles this year.

If you are able, please consider donating new or used titles.

Call it our birthday present. ❤️

How to donate

online: check out our wishlist @massybooks write Out On The Shelves Library in the “other note” field to receive 20% off! (thank you Massy!)

Mail in or drop off a donation:
2112-6133 University BLVD, “Vancouver” BC V6T 1Z1

Donate through GoFundMe

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