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LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual/Allies, Nonbinary/Genderqueer +) Resources and Research

Finding books (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays), movies, news, magazines, literary journals and more for LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual/ally and more!) interests and research

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Rider students may borrow books and other items as well as access ebooks and audiobooks from the Mercer County Library! Bring your Rider ID and a copy of your current class schedule to qualify for a library card. For more information see the Mercer County Library research guide..

Search MCL's catalog here.

Map from Rider to MCL's Headquarters off Darrah Lane (just down the road!)


Rider students also have borrowing privileges at The College of New Jersey Library. You make check out two books at a time.


Map and directions from Rider to TCNJ.

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Campus map.

Parking at TCNJ: When you enter through the main entrance (off or Rt. 31/Pennington Rd.), bear to the right.  You will see the entrance to Trenton Hall and the info/visitor's booth on your left. Register at the info/visitor's booth.

For more information, see the TCNJ Library research guide.

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When you search WorldCat, an international database of libraries' holdings, you will see whether Rider University Libraries owns the item. If we do not, we can get it for you through Interlibrary Loan.  Delivery may take up to two weeks, depending on the item's location and availability, so give yourself enough lead time!

Google Books is a boon:  You can search the full text of books for keywords, preview content, and in the case of of pre-1923 public domain titles, view the full text of and download the entire book--fantastic for historical research!  Make sure to check the RU Libraries catalog to see if we own the title you need, and request the book through Interlibrary Loan (Delivery from Other Libraries) if we do not.  

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