Women’s libraries are now in scarce supply across the country and the Nottingham Women’s Centre library is the only one of its kind in the East Midlands. The library still holds most of the original – and often rare – books and magazines which were donated in the 1970s/80s when the library was first set up, as well as more contemporary works.
The space was refurbished with support from Awards for All, the Co-operative Membership (Central and Eastern Region), the East Midlands Airport Development Fund, Nottingham Girls High School, Experian and the time and hard work of many committed women. The library was relaunced in 2014 by special guests Kat Banyard, feminist author and founder of UK Feminista, and the Sheriff of Nottingham Cllr Jackie Morris.
June’s theme in the library is Poetry and the poet of the month is Clare Stewart
Make sure to like our NWC Library facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/Nottswomenslibrary/ with regular updates from our volunteer librarians.
And don’t forget that it’s the Feminist Book Fortnight 15th June- 30th June! More info here.
You can join our library by becoming a member of the Women’s Centre. Membership also allows you to vote at the Annual General Meeting. Membership fee for the year April 2018 – March 2019 is as follows:
Waged – £10
Student and OAPs – £5
Unwaged – £2
If you would like to join or renew your membership, please drop into reception or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form.