The future of the Feminist Library is under threat as they are facing unsustainable increases in rent. The Feminist Library is a volunteer-led, unfunded, feminist organisation and may be forced to close.
The Feminist Library is the UK’s pre-eminent collection of Women’s Liberation Movement and feminist literature with an incomparable collection of over 7,000 books, 1500 periodical titles from around the world, archives of feminist individuals and organisations, pamphlets, papers, posters, and ephemera. Based in London and run by a collective of volunteers, the Feminist Library has been supporting feminist research, activist and community projects since 1975. For over 40 years, the Feminist Library has provided a space for people to learn, educate and organise around feminist issues.
In response the Feminist Library launched a petition and at the time of writing have over 16,000 signatures, demanding that Southwark Council withdraw the threat of eviction. Show your support for Women’s History and the feminist struggle for full gender equality by:
- making a financial donation to the Feminist Library emergency fund http://feministlibrary.co.uk/support/emergencyfund/ • supporting the library as individuals by joining their Friends Scheme (http://feministlibrary.co.uk/support/friends-scheme/)
- publicising the Feminist Library to branch members, the work they do and events they run, and asking members to also sign the Save the Feminist Library from
Eviction petition, available at https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-the-feminist-library-from-eviction