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Women's Library protest plan
01.01.70 | Benedicte Page
Campaigners hoping to safeguard the future of The Women’s Library will protest tomorrow (Thursday 13th September) against plans to move it.
The library’s owner, London Metropolitan University, is considering selling it to the London School of Economics, which plan to move its collections away from its purpose-built home in east London.
Protestors will meed at midday tomorrow at the Holloway Road site of London Met, to lobby university committee members before they hold a meeting to debate the building’s future.
The library was originally established in 1926 as a repository for documents and material relating to women’s history in the UK. It moved to its current site, a converted East End wash house, in 2002.
Campaigners want to see the archives remain in their current location, with open access for researchers.