UK: New home for the Feminist Library

New premises found after successful fundraising campaign.

The Feminist Library is moving to a new home in Peckham.  The Library ran a successful crowdfunding campaign (featured here in early 2019) which raised over £65,000.

The Library collective is now starting the process of refitting the building and moving the stock. A series of celebratory opening events will be held in early 2020.

The new Library space

The new space is 50% larger than the Library’s previous premises and is located at Sojourner Truth Community Centre (named after the famous African American activist and abolitionist).  A new logo has also been revealed.

About the Library

The Feminist Library was founded in 1975 by a small group of passionate volunteers at the height of the Women’s Liberation Movement. It boasts an incomparable collection of over 7,000 books, 1,500 periodical titles from around the world, several archives of feminist individuals and organisations, pamphlets, papers, posters, and ephemera.

The Library has survived for nearly 45 years by the goodwill and passion of dedicated volunteers and the support of the public. The Library has a vibrant book club, shop, arts and community programme. As well as enabling research and activism, it provides a space in London for feminists and community groups to have meetings, readings, exhibitions and events. The Library supports not just archiving work, but also independent producers and artists, and publishes its own zines.

Source: The Feminist Library