Toni Morrison Memorial Library

The Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity houses the Toni Morrison Memorial Library, which contains nearly 400 books and comprises autobiographies, memoirs, biographies, fiction, and nonfiction.

Named in honor of renowned author and Nobel prize-winner Toni Morrison at the time of her passing in 2019, our collection explores topics related to feminism, women, and gender, including: 

  • Abolition Feminisms
  • Black, Women of Color & Third World Women’s Feminisms
  • Body Image, Beauty Culture & Fat Studies
  • Feminist Activists & Theorists
  • History of U.S. Feminist Movements
  • Masculinities
  • Sex, Sexuality & Reproductive Justice
  • Speculative Fiction & Horror
  • Trans Lives, Issues, History & Theory
  • Women, Mass Media & Representation
  • Women Musicians
  • And More!

Search our online catalog, sign-up for a patron account, or stop by Burge Union, Suite 1040, to peruse our shelves in person.

If you would like to recommend we purchase a book for inclusion in our library or you are interested in donating a book to our collection, please contact us at

For more on the importance of uplifting Morrison's memory and remembering her legacy, see "In Memoriam: Toni Morrison" by Jennifer Wilmot for The Project on the History of Black Writing