Joy Fergoda Library

Picture of the inside of the Joy Fergoda library showing the check in desk and rows of books. There are windows in the background and a light olive colored carpet.

About the Joy Fergoda Library:

In the 1970s, the WRRC started a special collection on Women & Gender.  In 1975, Joy Fergoda, the first full-time librarian, was hired. At the time, the collection housed only 150 donated books; 1,100 vertical files of pamphlets, reports, and reprints; a few periodical subscriptions; and an archive binder of newspaper articles.  When Joy Fergoda retired as the WRRC Librarian, the collection was named to honor her work growing this collection into one of the most sophisticated collections in the country. 

Today the Joy Fergoda Library promotes intersectional feminist research and scholarship at UCD.  With more than 350 topics that highlight the role and impact of gender in our lives and society, you can explore and be inspired. Poetry and fiction in the collection are dedicated to the writings of women authors, with an emphasis on international, LGBTQ, and women of color.  

The Joy Fergoda Library is more than a collection.  It is also a welcoming space that inspires self-care.  You can eat, study, read, write, and build community with others.  Free printing and a tea station are available in the library.  

Browse our Library: 

The WRRC is undergoing a process to update our collection and move to a new library catalog software. In the meantime, please visit us in person to view our library and check out titles.