The Feminist Library

10th November 2014

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The Feminist Library is a large archive collection of Women’s Liberation Movement literature, particularly second-wave materials dating from the late 1960s to the 1990s. They support research, activist and community projects in this field.

The Feminist Library is open:
Tuesday 7-9 pm
Thursday 7-9pm
Saturday 12-5pm for the Feminist Library Bookshop.

They are closed on Bank Holidays.

The library is located at:
5 Westminster Bridge Road

The Collection

Our non-fiction collection consists of about 5,000 books dating from 1900 to the present day. The collection is very strong in the areas of the arts, politics and the Women’s Liberation Movement, women’s history, and mental and physical health.

We also have about 2,500 works of fiction from all around the world, the majority of which are in English, with some in various European and Latin American languages.

Our poetry collection consists of some 500 publications, and represents a significant number of little-known and/or self-published woman poets, as well as poetry by more well-known and commercially published women.

The general section is supported by a wide-ranging bibliography section and three donations: the Matriarchy Collection, the Marie Stopes/Birth Control Collection, and the recently acquired collection of the Women’s Health Library.

An estimated 1,500 periodicals titles are represented. They date from the late 1960s to the present day and they occupy about 85 metres of library shelving.

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