About

The Scottish Radical Library is a free lending library based here at the Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh (ACE). We offer access to books, magazines, journals, pamphlets, DVDs, visual material and much else relating to the radical left. Our collection covers many different areas, which are listed on the Catalogue page.

We occasionally organise events which are free and open to the public. We advertise any events we hold on the ACE website & Facebook page. Alongside this are get-togethers where we discuss and organise the work of running the library, as well as developing new projects, coordinating volunteers and highlighting potential collaborations. Everyone is welcome and we encourage people to come along and find out more.

The Autonomous Archive

Alongside the SRL, we also maintain the Autonomous Archive here at ACE. This collection contains documents covering a wide range of radical history throughout Scotland, the UK and beyond. We cannot lend these items out but full access is available during opening hours and photocopying, scanning and photos are permitted.

Please read our collection policy and donation information sheet if you are interested in helping to develop our project or donate material relevant to our collection. Also, we ask that all people who attend the SRL read and abide by our safer spaces policy.