Frequently Asked Questions

  • When can I visit the Library? +

    The Marx Memorial Library and Workers’ School is open to the public Monday to Thursday from 12 until 4pm. We also offer guided tours of the building every Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm.

  • How do I access items in your collection? +

    If you would like to access our collections, we recommend that you book an appointment in advance. This will enable us to retrieve any books and boxes for you in advance.

  • How do I join the MML? +

    Individuals can join the Library and trade unions and other organisations can affiliate by completing the form here. If you have any queries about this please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Can I search for books and archives online? +

    The vast majority of books, periodicals and pamphlets are catalogued on our database here. We are in the process of cataloguing our archives and posters. If you have any queries about material that you can’t find on our catalogue please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

  • Are your archives digitised? +

    We are in the process of digitising some of our core collections including parts of the Spanish Collection and issues of the Daily Worker/Morning Star. We hope to make these available online soon. If you have any queries about royalties and image use contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • How do I register for classes and events? +

    You can see a calender of all upcoming events at the MML here. Also check out the educational classes we provide including dates and how to register here.

  • How do I get involved? +

    The Library relies on a community of volunteers that play a dynamic part in all aspects of Library work. Many of our volunteers come in for one or two days per week and help with a range of tasks from administrative jobs, to giving tours, and assisting in cataloguing and

  • I would like to donate some of my own books and/or archives +

    The Library gratefully receives donations of books and archives. What we choose to keep will be in line with our acquisitions policy. Given our limited resources, we often have to advise that duplicate publications are sent elsewhere. If you would like to donate books please get in touch.

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The story of a man who defied the conventions in order to be true to art. Along the way he…
This book sets the Ukraine crisis in its global and local context, and draws the lessons needed for the anti-war…
The paper's first editor, William Rust, tells the rollercoaster story of its early years - from the Great Depression to…
Testimony, Memory and Remembrance of a Cave Hospital in the Spanish Civil War.
This book is telling the story of the march and its far-reaching influence, including the importan role played by British…
The story of young middle class peolpe who joined the British Communist Party in the 1930s has too often been…
A new history of the Communist movement in Britain, this volume is a counter-narrative to the traditional mainstream one of…
Mayakovsky's epic poem 'Vladimir Ilyich Lenin' printed in English and Russian, with an introduction by Rosy Carrick.
Pete Ayrton has put together a magnificent collection of writings on the Russian Revolution by its ardent supporters, sceptical and…
John Foster examines the Councils of Action against the background of a rising militancy and in the political context of…
To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Marx's birth the Ken Sprague Fund launched an international competition for the best cartoons…
A Gentle Visual Fire is a book by artist Amy Feneck, based on the Spanish Civil War photographic collection held…
The Woman Worker by NK Krupskaya. This is the first publication in English of a pamphlet originally written in 1899…
From a banner in the Marx Memorial Library collection.  The card comes with an envelope in one of the colours…
From a banner in the Marx Memorial Library collection. The card comes with an envelope in one of the colours…
From a banner in the Marx Memorial Library collection. The card comes with an envelope in one of the colours…
From a banner in the Marx Memorial Library collection. The card comes with an envelope in one of the colours…
From a banner in the Marx Memorial Library collection. The card comes with an envelope in one of the colours…
With an image of the famous mural in the Marx Memorial Library reading room, painted by Jack Hastings in 1934
With an image of the famous mural in the Marx Memorial Library reading room
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