We’re finally open! The Ottawa Trans Library is a library and community space for trans and gender non-conforming folks. It consists of a lending library of trans and gender books and a free library of non-trans books. Visit us at 1104 Somerset St. West in Hintonburg. Please note that our hours have changed for this week only. We are open Saturday, July 23rd from 12 to 5, but closed Sunday, July 24th. Our regular hours will resume next week, and they are:
Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm
Wednesday 3 pm to 7 pm
Friday 3 pm to 7 pm
In addition to our regular hours, we will be holding events at other times. For complete info, visit the library site at https://ottawatranslibrary.ca/.
The lending library consists of books by trans authors, as well as historical, important and interesting works on trans issues and people. I am also interested in acquiring transphobic titles. If you have a collection of trans books or periodicals gathering dust in your basement that you would consider deaccessioning (that’s a respectful term for “getting rid of”), please get in touch with me. We will also be building the collection through purchase.
The library has four separate sitting areas, a free coffee and tea station and free WiFi, of course. You don’t need to borrow a book. Meet your friends or talk to the librarian. A safe space with no pressure or judgments. There is only one rule: be respectful of others.
Here is the catalogue to the Ottawa Trans Library. I’m adding new titles regularly. Clicking on ‘Catalog’ will give you an alphabetical list of the entire collection. Articles are included in the title, so a book that begins with “The” will be under the letter T. The 100 most recently added titles are under “New Collections”.