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Out on the Shelf is a library and resource centre for the LGBTQ+ community. We also host social events for this diverse community and work to provide it with opportunities for its members to meet.

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge

Out On The Shelf - Great Canadian Giving Challenge

Challenge begins June 1, 2016. Every $1 (one dollar) donated in June is an automatic entry for your charity of choice to win (with minimum $3 (three dollar) donation required)

Contact us for more information.

Out on the Shelf Annual General Meeting


Date: May 30th, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm (Doors open at 6.30)
Location: Community Room, 10 Carden Street, Guelph

Please come out for Out on the Shelf’s AGM to discuss the fiscal year including reports, nominations and elections for Board of Directors, and more. For more information please contact us at info@outontheshelf.ca

New Library Hours

Library hours change starting this week:

Tuesdays – 10:00AM-2:00PM
Fridays – 1:00PM-5:00PM
Saturdays – 10:00AM-2:00PM

Check out our Library Catalogue here

Thank You City of Guelph

Out on the Shelf would like to thank the City of Guelph for supporting our library program through the 2016 Wellbeing Grant! Thank you!

Please check here for more details

Job Opportunity

A new job opening is available at KW Counselling Services. They are seeking an individual to assist with research, develop and facilitate parents education in the LGBTQ+ communities. Please click here for more information. Deadline is January 24th, 2016.

Research Study for LGBTQ+ Community

Hello everyone,

My name is Rachel Driscoll and I am a board member with Out On The Shelf and a researcher at the University of Guelph. I am currently conducting a series of studies investigating the connection between cognition, emotion, and motivation, using computer tasks. I am seeking participants to take part in this research from the LGBTQ+ community. Specifically, I am looking for participants ages 18-35 who identify as primarily attracted to women, or primarily attracted to men. The time commitment is 30-60 minutes, and you will be compensated $10/hour for your participation. Please note that other costs incurred (e.g. bus fare) will not be reimbursed.

For more information, please email rdriscol@uoguelph.ca

Thank you.

Wellbeing Grant Survey

Please take the time to fill out these surveys from the Wellbeing Grant. The deadline is January 10th.

For Volunteers please to go: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YFL2QZC

For program participants please to go: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YW7P2WM

Please rate satisfaction accordingly. Thank you for time, it is very appreciated.

Our New Website

Welcome to our new website! We are very excited to start the new year with our new space, library and new website to come together. Take a look around and don’t forget to check out our new library catelogue!

Thank you City of Guelph

We would like to give many thanks to the City of Guelph for supporting us through the Wellbeing Grant Program. This will help us greatly in funding our rent for our library and resources as we continue to grow in our community.

Please click here for more details

Thanks for crowdfunding us – We have a home!

  • 11, 22, 2015
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A big thank you to everyone who supported and donated to help Out on the Shelf. Thanks to you all we have reached over our goal of $6000 and now have a space with 10 Carden. We would like to state that we greatly appreciate everyone’s actions and hearts to make this all possible. We will be keeping you all updated with more details for the grand opening soon. Thanks again everyone and we hope you are all as excited as we are!