Support the Women's Library, London


Victim to the cuts, the Women's Library, housed at London Metropolitan University, has been told to find a new home. Please join the campaign to save it - petition here:

From the website:

The Women’s Library is seeking a new home

On Wednesday 14 March, London Metropolitan University’s Board of Governors announced that they will be seeking a new home, custodian or sponsor of The Women’s Library’s collections.

If a new home is not found by the end of December 2012, the Library will move to opening hours of one day per week for a period of three years, with a further review at the end of that period. We will keep you informed of further developments, and we are in the process of contacting key stakeholders.

If you have any suggestions of potential custodians, or any queries, please email us:

Currently exhibiting...

All Work and Low Pay: The Story of Women and Work

This exhibition highlights campaigns for equal pay and fair working conditions led by pioneering activists and supported by trade unions. It features tales of women who strived to make working lives fairer and more pleasant for themselves, their colleagues and those who followed in their wake; including the 1968 Ford strike which inspired the 2010 film ‘Made in Dagenham’.

Dr Clare Rose, exhibition curator, said:

‘It’s time to change the perception that, in the past, the majority of women in Britain were housewives. Women’s work has always been essential to the economy, even though they had to work incredibly long hours to support themselves and their families. The fantastic array of pictures, books, posters and objects in the exhibition shows how much women have achieved. But campaigning continues: there is still a pay gap between men and women. I hope All Work and Low Pay will be inspiring as well as fascinating!’

The exhibition is due to run to 25 August and is free to visit.

The Women's Library
London Metropolitan University
25 Old Castle Street
E1 7NT

Guardian article on the Women's Library

Just spotted this Guardian article about the Women's Library posted up on their website a few minutes ago (two minds with but a single thought):