Women's Center

Our Library

The Women's Center maintains its own book collection with around a thousand titles. Visit the office to browse our books or look up what we have through EagleSearch. You can filter the search results by selecting Women's Center Library in the search bar at the top of the EagleSearch page.


How to check out books:

  • Come to the Women's Center during office hours with your EagleCard or community borrower card. If you need a community borrower card, we can make one for you with a photo ID.
  • Select your book(s) by browsing or looking up a call number and check out at our front desk.
  • Books can be borrowed for thirty days and renewed online.
  • Books can be returned in the following places:
    • At the Women's Center from 8:30-12 or 1-4:30 M-F
    • In the Volpe Library during their current operating hours
    • At the 24/7 book drop at the Volpe Library to the left of the front doors in the brick wall.

Featured Collections

Feminist Saints book


The bulk of our collection, with selections ranging from classic authors like Betty Friedan and bell hooks to recent contributions in sociology, political science, history, and literary studies.

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Non-fiction and memoirs, with special strength in fiction about life, love, and identity with central LGBTQ+ characters.

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Support for Survivors

An extensive selection of books for people affected by all kinds of power-power based violence.

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Critical Race Theory

Classic and contemporary explorations of racial identity and structural racism especially as it intersects with gender.

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Body Liberation

Scientific, historical, and cultural explorations of body image, fat activism, and anti-diet culture books.

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Recommended Books from Featured Collections

Feminism ›

    • Jennifer Block, Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution (2019) RA654.85.B575 2019
    • Daisy Hernandez, editor, Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism (2019) HQ1161.C65 2019
    • Morgan Jenkins, This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America (2018) E185.86.J47 2018
    • Julia Pierpont author, Manjit Thapp illustrator, The Little Book of Feminist Saints (2018) HQ1123.P54 2018
    • Rebecca Traister, Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger (2018) HQ1421.T73 2018


    • Samantha Allen, Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States (2020) HQ73.3.U6 A45 2020
    • Kate Bornstein & S. Bear Bergman, Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation (2010) HQ77.9 .G39 2010
    • Abida Jaigirdar, The Henna Wars (2020)
    • Sarah McBride, Tomorrow will be Different (2018)
    • Aiden Thomas, Cemetery Boys (2020)

Support for Survivors ›

    • Staci Haines, Healing Sex: A Mind-Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma (2007) HV6570.2 .H34 2007
    • Jennifer Hirsch, Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus (2020) LB2345.3.R37 H57 2020
    • Rachel Louise Snyder, No Visible Bruises: What we Don't Know about Domestic Violence Can Kill Us (2019) HV6626.2.S59 2019
    • Chanel Miller, Know My Name: A Memoir (2019) HV6561 .M53 2019
    • Bessel A. Van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (2015) RC552.P67 V358 2015

Critical Race Theory ›

    • Angela Yvonne Davis, Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday (1998) ML3521.D355 1998
    • Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility: Why It's so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (2018) HT1521.D486 2018
    • Patrisse Khan-Cullors, When They Call you a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir (2020) E185.97.K43 A3 2020
    • Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk about Race (2019) E184.A1O454 2019
    • Robinson, Zandria, This Ain't Chicago: Race, Class, and Regional Identity in the Post-Soul South (2014) F444.M59N488 2014

Body Liberation ›

    • Jes Baker, Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: A Handbook of Unapologetic Living (2015) RC628.B28 2015
    • Harriot Brown, Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive our Obsession with Weight (2015) RM222.2.B7834 2015
    • Christy Harrison, Anti-Diet: Reclaim your Time, Money, Well-being, and Happiness through Intuitive Eating (2019) RC569.5.B65 H37 20219
    • Nancy Kolodny, A Beginners Guide to Eating Disorder Recovery (2004) RC552.E18 K648 2004
    • Sabrina Strings, Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia (2019) HQ1220.U5 S77 2019


Purchase Request

We're always working to expand and update our collection. If you have a recommendation of a book or film we should add, please submit it.

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