The Scottish Radical Library is composed of a large collection of original and rare books and pamphlets about autonomous social movements, anarchism, Marxism, feminism, revolutionary movements against imperialism, colonialism and white supremacy. We are now developing a collection policy to better organise our donations and the future development of our stock.
We meet monthly on the second Thursday of the month to discuss and organise work connected with the running of the library and archive, as well as develop new projects while coordinating volunteers and collaborations with external groups. Everyone is welcome and if you just want to borrow or return books from the library we encourage members to use the open meeting to learn how to DIY the process so that our work can be more sustainable. During this monthly session we provide an introduction to the archive and library and give some guidance to volunteers willing to support our activities.
Together with the library the collective also manages the Autonomous Archive. This stores periodicals, fanzines, posters, documents and photographs covering the history of anarchist, libertarian groups and radical initiatives throughout Scotland, the UK and Internationally. This is intended as a resource for research, discussion and publication about the histories that the archive covers.
The SRL & AA collective also take care of a small info shop which regularly sells books from radical publishers and their authors in order to support them and any editorial projects.
If you’re interested in getting involved simply come to one of our meetings or email us at email@example.com
We ask that all people who attend read and abide by the following safer spaces policy: http://autonomous.org.uk/