In response to the current crisis, both branches of the Small Trans Library have created groceries & supply funds for trans people who are out of work or struggling.
Read more about accessing the fund or donating to it here for Dublin and here for Glasgow.

About Us

The Small Trans Library is a small lending library of trans-authored books for trans people, with branches in Dublin and Glasgow.

As well as sharing our catalogue of 200+ LGBT books, we also regularly host reading groups, writing workshops and community events for trans people in Ireland and Scotland.

How to use the Library

To use the library, simply browse your local catalogue and find a book you’d like to borrow, then contact us with your request via e-mail, Twitter, Instagram or the contact form below.
If a book is currently out on loan, we’ll be happy to put a hold on it for you.
Rare books can only be read on site due to their fragility.

Books can then be posted anywhere in Ireland or the UK, or picked up in person by coming to an event or meeting one of our librarians in Dublin or Glasgow.

Returns are flexible and there are no fines! You are welcome to borrow a book for as long as you want or until we receive another request for the same book.
When you are done with a book, simply contact us and we will find a means of return that suits you.


The Small Trans Library is a community resource, run by volunteers and supported by your donations.

If you would like to donate a book to our collection, please feel free to browse our wishlists.
Contact us for a shipping address.

If you would like to support us financially, Dublin librarians accept donations via Paypal and Ko-fi, and Glasgow librarians accept donations via Paypal and Patreon.