About us

The Scottish Radical Library (SRL) houses hundreds of books, journals,
posters and archives.  It is a unique resource in Scotland and has a
substantial collection of materials of social, cultural and economic
interest, comprising thousands of items donated by users, supporters,
members and publishers.  The SRL exists to preserve, promote and
celebrate cultures of resistance and to serve as a self-managed public
space to learn and to share – a real ‘people’s library’. We hope that
the literature we stock empowers and inspires people to make positive
changes to the world – from challenging unequal power structures to
breaking down prejudiced attitudes to others and ourselves.


The library is open to the public during opening hours

Tuesday 12pm – 3pm
Thursday 6pm – 8pm (2nd Thursday of each month)

ACE, 17 West Montgomery Place, Edinburgh EH7 5HA

Phone: 0131 557 6242

Be a part of the SRL at this exciting time as we digitize our records
to get a fully searchable catalogue online and expand our collection.
We are looking for volunteers to help with our new tech project, to
add new books to our records, and to help organise and promote the
library.  You can now contact us at srl@noflag.org.uk.  Get in touch!

2 thoughts on “About us

  1. Hi,

    I have discovered your site and I’d really like to volunteer for the SRL. I stay in Edinburgh and I am sure it is something I’d like to be involved ib. Could you get in touch and let me know what I can do, I can certainly help with digitising but have other skills and knowledge.


    Peter Burnett

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