About Us

The Rainbow Library is a GLSEN program that sends LGBTQ+ affirming text sets to schools across the country — for free.

Any full-time staff member at a K-12 school in a participating state or county is welcome to request a Rainbow Library. All types of K-12 schools are eligible: district, magnet, charter, and independent. Each school that applies will be eligible for one Rainbow Library text set, and sets are provided on a first-come, first served basis.

Founded 25 years ago, GLSEN is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students. GLSEN has volunteer-run chapters in 31 states.

Over 4,600 schools in 30 states participate in GLSEN’s Rainbow Library, reaching over 2.5 million students

  • Participating Schools
  • Planned for Spring 2023

Find out more about each participating State

Map of States participating in Rainbow Library

Request a Rainbow Library