The aim of the Marx Memorial
Library & Workers' School Trust
is the advancement of education,
knowledge and learning in
all aspects of the science of Marxism,
the history of Socialism and the
working class movement.
It is an independent organisation, and a registered charity, financed by its members
and affiliates. The General Committee of Trustees is elected from and by the
membership. The Library has 46,000 volumes in the lending section covering a
range of subjects, including Marx, Engels, Lenin, the Spanish Civil War and the
History of Socialism and the British Labour Movement.
The reference collection has an extensive holding of journals dating from the 1850s.
These include The Red Republican (published 1st English translation of Marx and
Engel's Communist Manifesto), Votes for Women (the Suffragette Journal) and
Commonweal (William Morris); 47,000 pamphlets and many original materials and
books, many of which are unavailable elsewhere.