TCPL Contributors

This page was created by Cady Fontana, Makerspace Librarian and Sophia McKissick, Community Engagement Librarian from the Tompkins County Public Library.

Community Resources from Tompkins County Public Library

Hello from Tompkins County Public Library, located downtown at 101 E Green St, Ithaca.

All residents of Tompkins County are eligible to apply for a free library card, and gain access to thousands of books, DVDs, eResources, virtual programming and much more! 

Browse the resources on this page, visit us in person, and place "holds" on items of interest. 

Email questions to or call the Reference Desk at 607-272-4556 for assistance.

How to place holds on items at TCPL

Request a book/binge bundle

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Book & Binge Bundles

Looking for an escape? Want to try something new? TCPL staff will create a special bundle just for you, based on your interests! Available for children, teens, and adults.

Explore our research databases

Research Databases

Research databases are subscription-based services that offer you access to thousands of books, magazine articles, images, charts and primary sources. Options include America's Voice Project, JobNow, Gale's Diversity Studies Collection, Heritage Quest, Mango Languages, and many more.

Check out a copy of "So You Want to Talk About Race" from TCPL

Book Lists

Black History Month 2021

New Fiction, Essays & Poetry from Black Authors.

Cover art for The Vanishing Half, Luster, These Ghosts Are Family and Trouble is What I Do

Black Joy

Young Adult stories of love, resilience, Black Girl Magic, and Afro-futurism.

Cover art for You Should See Me in a Crown, The Sun is Also a Star, Black Enough and A Song of Wraiths and Ruin

Black Comics

Adult graphic novels featuring black artists, writers, and/or characters.

Cover art for Abbott, American Gods, Bitter Root, and Black Panther

Anti-Racism Reading List

For those who want to take anti-racist action but don't know where to begin.

Cover art for How to Be an Antiracist, Eloquent Rage, So You Want to Talk About Race, and Fatal Invention

Anti-Racism Reading List for Teens

Black Lives Matter: an anti-racist reading list for teens.

Cover art for Dear Martin, All American Boys, X, and The Hate U Give

Anti-Racism Reading List for Kids

Anti-racism books for kids of all ages.

Cover art for All Are Welcome, Lovely, The Day You Begin, and Where Are You From?

Movie & Music Lists

Black Cinema

Shining a light on Black writers and directors as well as actors.

Cover art for Black Dynamite, Blacula, Crooklyn, and Daughters of the Dust

Black Stories Matter

Black Lives Matter. Black Stories Matter.

Cover art for The Black Panthers, The black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, Booker's Place and Dark Girls

Cover art for music by Prince (Sign ' the Times), Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington (The Complete Sessions), Ella Fitzgerald (Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook) and Moses Sumney (Grae)

Local resources around Ithaca

These resources provide opportunities within Ithaca for people to learn about and contribute to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion measures. The list also includes resources for those seeking community support.