Transgender Resource Collection

“Transgender” is an umbrella term that describes anyone whose gender identity does not match their sex assigned at birth. The Oak Park Public Library has created a unique collection to serve transgender people and everyone seeking information, including employers, medical providers, allies, friends, and family. Materials are available to most Illinois library cardholders.

Transgender symbol drawn in notebook

About the collection

As one of the first U.S. public libraries to offer a Transgender Resource Collection (beginning in 2005), Oak Park continues to support the curation of an inclusive collection. Read our Collection Strategy Statement and please reach out with any questions.

Awards, recognitions & publications

Funding for the initial creation of the Transgender Resource Collection came through a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library using funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the federal Library Services and Technology Act.

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