Women's Center Libraries

Women's Center Libraries

Main Resource Library

Our main library has a large collection of books, DVD’s, reference materials, brochures, and handouts addressing issues/intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality. We aim to promote books written by women, queer folk, and people of color. With hundreds of books to choose from, we hope you get the chance to stop by and check out some of our resources! These resources can be located in UNL’s library catalog (at http://libraries.unl.edu/) and can be checked out using your NCard in the Women’s Center on the 3rd floor of the Union.

Highlighted Books

  • The Body Keeps the Score: brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma by Bessel van der Kolk
  • Tell Them Who I am: the lives of homeless women by Eliot Liebow
  • Two-Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality by Sue-Ellen Jacobs, Wesley Thomas, and Sabine Lang
  • Killing Rage: Ending Racism by Bell Hooks
  • Shout your Abortion by Lindy West
  • Short Stories by Latin American Women: the magic and the real by Celia Correas de Zapata

Karen Miller Memorial Library

Also known as the UNL Eating Disorder Library, this collection of books focuses on eating disorder advocacy and recovery is a dedication to Karen Miller's mission. Miller served the UNL community from 1994-2014, and founded the UNL Eating Disorders Treatment Team. The majority of resources found in this library cover topics based on nutrition, eating disorder recovery, and body image. The resources in this library can be located in UNL’s library catalog (at http://libraries.unl.edu/) and can be checked out using your NCard in the Women’s Center on the 3rd floor of the Union.

Highlighted Books

  • Bodies by Susie Orbach
  • Life Without ED by Jenni Schaefer
  • Starting Monday: Seven Keys to a Permanent Positive Relationship with Food by Karen R. Koenig

Stephanie Alderson Children’s Library

Our newest library at the Women’s Center is the Children’s Library, filled with books for all ages! There are “learn to read” style books, young adult novels, bedtime stories, and a variety of books in languages other than English, such as Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. These books cover a wide range of important topics such as consent, gender, racism, and emotional well-being, all while being easy to understand at any age! These resources can be located in UNL’s library catalog (at http://libraries.unl.edu/) and can be checked out using your NCard in the Women’s Center on the 3rd floor of the Union.

Highlighted Books

  • One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
  • The Boy with Big, Big, Feelings by Britney Winn Lee
  • Black Women in Science by Kimberly Brown Pellum
  • FROZEN: Ice is Nice Story Reader
  • Mia’s Scavenger Hunt by Katrina Liu