Libertarian, Ecological, Feminist
Books, zines and DVDs to borrow

Opening times

  • Wed, Thur and Fri 12pm – 4pm
  • Thur evenings 7pm – 9pm

Check our volunteer rota to see who has signed up to open the library. If you want to help out, please email or come in and talk to us.

The Cowley Library is situated on the ground floor of the back building, accessible through the garden. We stock libertarian, ecological and feminist material, every item available to borrow for free.
We also have computers for public use and scanning/photocopying for 5p a sheet. A reading group meets on the 1st Thursday of the month at 6pm.

This online catalogue is a work in progress. We have now cataloged all the books in the library and we’re working on the journals and zines. Check out our home page and our catalogue at LibraryThing.

Get Involved

We always need more help – email if you would like to volunteer.

We welcome donations

Of appropriate books, magazines, pamphlets etc., If you are unsure if your donations are suitable, please get in touch via email or come into the library and talk to us.

Or if you are feeling generous…

Get us something off our wishlist and contribute to the library! Many thanks to those who have already donated – much appreciated.

Film Library

We also host a Film Library which stocks over 600 films on DVD from around the world for reference and lending covering social issues, art, politics etc. to either watch in the library or to borrow.

Reading Groups

There is a reading group the first Thursday of every month at 6pm. Email for more information.

Other radical libraries

If you can’t make it to Brighton, take a look at our list of other radical libraries around the UK.