About us


The Feminist Library is a large archive collection of feminist literature, particularly Women’s Liberation Movement materials dating from the late 1960s to the 1990s. We support research, activist and community projects in this field.
The Library is also an autonomous feminist community space. The Library is trans-inclusive, welcomes visitors of any gender, does not require registration or membership, and provides an intersectional, non-sectarian space for the exploration of feminism.


Why not search our Online Catalogue, explore our Collection, or find out more about our Activities and Events.

If you would like to find out more about Volunteering or becoming a Friend to support the Library financially, please do get in touch.

Originally known as the Women’s Research and Resources Centre (WRRC), the Feminist Library was set up in 1975, at the height of the Women’s Liberation Movement (WLM), a time of intense political campaigning and lively collective organising. Learn more about our Herstory here.

Since the Library’s beginnings, it has provided a place where women could network and educate themselves, and has become a contact point for women locally, nationally and internationally.

Today the Library continues its drive for inclusion and accessibility. The Library is run by a collective of volunteers, with a management structure committed to making decisions by consensus. Read our Manifesta here and our Community Policy here.

Read our 2016-2017 Annual Report here.

Opening Hours:

Summer Break – please note we are closed between 11th and 31st August inclusive.

Monday closed

Tuesday 7-9pm

Wednesday 2-6pm

Thursday 7-9pm

Friday 11-5pm

Saturdays 12-5pm – open for the Feminist Library Bookshop.

Registered Charity No. 1174735