Library & Archives

The Gay Alliance Library & Archives uses the website "Library Thing" for our on-line catalog.

We're adding items to it each week - to check our holdings... Click Here!

The Gay Alliance Library is also home for two Internet connected computers (PC's) that are available, free of charge, for use by community members during open hours.  Computers are available with the assistance of the David Bohnett Foundation, Cyber Center initiative.

The Gay Alliance Library is a circulating and reference collection of over 6,000 fiction and non-fiction books, and 800 magazine and journal titles, as well as video and audio recordings related to gay and lesbian, bi-sexual, trans-gendered and Queer issues. See some of the collection here.


  • 6pm - 8pm Monday and Wednesday
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Gay Alliance
Auditorium Center, 1st Floor 
875 E. Main St.
Rochester, NY 14605

Book return:

During library hours, or weekdays from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. at the Gay Alliance Administrative Offices (5th Floor, address above)

The Gay Alliance Archives house a historic collection of copies of The Empty Closet newspaper, as well as vital paper records and ephemera of the events, organizations, and people important to the Rochester LGBT community.

Library Leadership: (Volunteers)

  • Gerry Szymanski, Gay Alliance Librarian & Archivist
  • Jeff Fowler, Library Assistant
  • Tara Winner, Library Assistant
  • Bruce Woolley

Visit the Gay Alliance Archive Collection at Cornell University.

Visit the Gay/Lesbian Book Review Blog.


Contact the Library and Archives at:

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