Alternative Libraries is a network of Montreal area, grassroots lending libraries that have pooled their collections into a single, publicly accessible online database. We are community organizations located on or near Concordia, McGill or UQÀM campuses. The libraries include books, periodicals, zines, films, and audio, on topics of social and environmental justice.
We operate as small-scale, volunteer-run endeavors. Our library carries hundreds of books, magazines, zines and audio-visual items, mostly in English. Our resources specialize in social and environmental justice covering subjects such as anti-racism and colonialism, queer issues, economics and globalization, sexuality and gender, (un)popular history, media, art and culture, prison issues, labour, environmental issues and more. We also stock most films shown in our film series.