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Women’s Library

  • Website: http://www.thewomenslibrary.ac.uk
  • Address: London Metropolitan University 25 Old Castle Street London, E1 7NT
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Listed: August 4, 2013 6:41 am
Women’s Library


The Women’s Library exists to document and explore the past, present and future lives of women in Britain and houses the most extensive resource for women’s history in the UK. It was established in 1926 as the Library of the London Society for Women’s Service, the successor of the London women’s suffrage organisation led by Millicant Fawcett. In 1953 both the Society and the Library were renamed in honour of Millicent Fawcett.

The Women’s Library today incorporates a Reading Room for the consultation of printed materials, archives, and museum collections, an exhibitions hall, and education and events facilities. It aims to inspire learning and debate on issues that concern women for the benefit of all and is an internationally renowned resource, available to everyone, for women’s history research.

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