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'For a social system based on mutual aid and voluntary co-operation; against all forms of oppression. To establish a share in the general prosperity for all - the breaking down of racial, religious, national and sex barriers - and to fight for the life of one earth.'

Cowley Club
12 London Road

01273 696104

cowleyclub (@)

Last update:
August 04. 2016 18:20:29


Libertarian, Ecological and Feminist - Books, Magazines and Films to borrow. Internet Access. Reading discussion groups.

Regular opening times:

  • Wed, Thur and Fri from 12-6pm
  • Thur evenings 7pm-9pm

Check our volunteer rota above to see who has signed up to open the library. If you want to help out, please get in touch by email or by coming in and talking to us.

The Cowley Library is situated on the first floor of the back building - up the spiral staircase - out in the back garden of the main club building.

We are a reference and a lending library stocking libertarian, ecological and feminist books, pamphlets, magazines and journals.

We have computers for public use and internet access. We also have scanning and photocopying facilities and printing for 5p a copy.

It is free to join the library and become a borrower. You can then borrow materials for a month.

It is free for reference, browsing and computer use

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. Also check out our home page and our catalogue at LibraryThing. 


We always need more help - come and get involved and help make the library a useful space.

Library meetings are the third Monday of the month at 6.30pm in the library.

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.

Contact us on: cowleylibrary (@)

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.


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.


We also host occasional reading groups. Please visit the current reading group page for details, You can also check out an archive of previous reading group topics.








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