Gerber/Hart Library and Archives
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Partial view of the library stacks, with six rows of stacks of bookshelves. Part of a rainbow flag and United States flag are visible hanging from the ceiling.
Gerber/Hart Library stacks
CountryUnited States
ScopeLGBTQ materials
LocationRogers Park, Chicago, United States
Coordinates42°00′00″N 87°40′18″W / 41.999970°N 87.671641°W / 41.999970; -87.671641Coordinates: 42°00′00″N 87°40′18″W / 41.999970°N 87.671641°W / 41.999970; -87.671641
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DirectorWil Brant

The Gerber/Hart Library and Archives (or "The Henry GerberPearl M. Hart Library: The Midwest Lesbian & Gay Resource Center"), founded in 1981, is the largest circulating library of gay and lesbian titles in the Midwestern United States.[1] Located in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood, it houses over 14,000 volumes, 800 periodical titles, and 100 archival collections. The Gerber/Hart Library and Archives were inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 1996.[2]

Although a private non-profit, the library has received taxpayer funds for its continuing operation from Illinois' "Fund for the Future," including a $25,000 grant in 1999.[3]

Further reading


  1. ^ "The Illinois Department of Human Rights commemorates LGBT Pride Month". Illinois Department of Human Rights. 2006-06-19. Archived from the original on 2007-12-03. Retrieved 2006-08-09.
  2. ^ "Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Enrolled Act SB630". State of Illinois 91st General Assembly Legislation. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2006-08-09.
  4. ^ SIMONETTE, MATT (2014). "Gerber/Hart updates public on progress, gift". Windy City Times (published 2014-06-25). Retrieved 2016-06-18.
  5. ^ "Chicago Tribune". 2014-08-08. Retrieved 2016-06-18.