Women’s Library

Last updated 24th March 2009 
Name of library Women’s Library 
Address Old Castle Street, London E1 7NT 
Telephone 020 320 2222 
Fax  020 320 2333
E-mail  enquirydesk@thewomenslibrary.ac.uk
Website http://www.thewomenslibrary.ac.uk 
Alternative names  Formerly known as The Fawcett Library, part of London Metropolitan University
Contact & Job Title  Beverley Kemp, Head of Library Services
Purpose & main user community of the library  To document women’s lives
Terms of access  Open to all on completion of an application form and submission of proof of identity
Opening hours  Tu,W,F 09.30-17.00; Th 09.30-20.00; Sa 10.00-16.00
Disabled access  None
Lending to other libraries & visitors  No. None.
Number of volumes  60,000
Periodicals – Back Issues  2,500
Current Periodicals  
Other materials  420 archives
Volumes added per year  
Coverage  Women and religion, biography of women, women’s organisations
Special Collections Records, including: Anglican Group for the Ordination of Women 1928-1978; Travellers Aid Society 1885-1939. Personal papers, including: Isobel Denby/ Emelyn Neville, Teresa Billington Greig, Elsie Duval 1892-1919, Everlid M. Feeny 1977-1996, Victoria Lidiard c. 1900-1980, Millie Price 1881?-1970, Ursula Roberts 1920-1971, Amelia Scott 1870-1954, Mabel A.R. Tucker, Agnes. 
Manuscripts  
Research resource  
Catalogue Type  Computer
URL of catalogue  http://www.thewomenslibrary.ac.uk
Other facilities  Self-service photocopying, microfilm reader/printers, Internet access, study carrels, exhibition hall, education facilities, café.
Full Time Staff  10
Part Time Staff  5
Voluntary Staff  
Changes in next five years affecting the above  
Anything else about the library