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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Studies (LGBTQ): Finding Books

Provides an overview of resources locally and within Fordham University Libraries covering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer studies.

Finding Books at Fordham University Libraries

The page contains information about how to search for books at Fordham University Libraries along with selections of recent books and links to library services.

caution Access to print books may change due to COVID-19. Please be sure to check the advisories on the library home page for the latest information.

The Library Catalog & OneSearch Video Tutorials

Check out the following videos to learn how to search the library catalog and place a hold or use OneSearch to find books available at Fordham University Libraries.

 Looking for ebooks only? Select the "Online Resources" option under the library dropdown limiter before your press Search in the catalog.

Shows Online Resources Limiter from Catalog Search Page

Requesting Books From Other Campuses & Placing Holds

You may Place a Hold on a book through the library catalog and have it delivered to your desired campus.


Once you click on Place Hold on the Item Details page of a catalog record, follow the directions listed on the page to enter your Fordham ID without the preceding "A," PIN, and select your campus location.

Every effort will be made to deliver books within 1-2 business days. A notification email will be sent to your Fordham email account when the item is available for pickup at your home library. Items will remain on hold for 5 business days.

If you have further questions about how this works, watch this video tutorial, try the Ask a Librarian chat service, or e-mail

Understanding Call Numbers

Fordham University Libraries use the Library of Congress Classification system to organize our collection of books and other resources. This system organizes books by subject.

HQ76 .25 .A38 2006

All of the physical books in the library are arranged by their Library of Congress Call Number. Please consult this handout for assistance reading call numbers. You may also ask at the Reference Desk for help understanding call numbers.

Locating Print Books in Walsh Family Library

Rose Hill

  • Copy down the call number and check the book location. Click on the Map it! icon to find out the floor and row where the book is located. Map it icon

Requesting Book Chapters & Print Journal Articles

InterLibrary Loan

Borrowing books that are not available at any of the Fordham University Libraries requires assistance from InterLibrary Loan.

Searching WorldCat

Reference & Instruction Department

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Fordham University Libraries

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