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Gender & Sexuality: Books

A guide for gender and sexuality resources.

Finding Books

To find books at UNC Asheville, Appalachian State University or Western Carolina University, start with our catalog.  

Choose "Request Item" to have books from ASU or WCU delivered to UNC Asheville via ABC Express.

To find books beyond our library network, try WorldCat.

Materials not held within our network can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

Searching the Library Catalog by Subject

It's usually best to start with a keyword search, but subject headings applied to relevant books can help to refine your results. Open the item record of a book that interests you.  Scroll down to the clickable subject headings, and run another search to explore similar books.

You can also browse the headings associated with a particular topic as a way of getting started with your research.

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Browsing by Call Number

Most gender and sexuality books fall within the HQ Call Number Range on our Upper Level:


12 - 449       Sexual Life & Sexuality
503 - 1064    Marriage & Families
1075 - 1075.5   Sex Roles
1088 - 1090.7   Men & Masculinity
1101 - 2030.7   Women & Feminism

Other relevant areas include:


 HV 1442 - 1449  (Social Welfare and Women & LGBTQ populations)

 K - KZ (Law)

 BF 692 (Psychology of Sex)

         D - F (History & Area Studies)


Gender & Sexuality books are also located in numerous other sections of the library. Contact a Reference Librarian for further assistance locating books on this topic.


Special Collections

The Carol Duin Collection is kept in the Special Collections archive. It contains the papers of an Asheville LBGT activist for whom the collection is named. The papers fill two boxes and contain phamplets, correspondences, brochoures, educational materials and speeches.