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 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
Combines the iconic image of Karl Marx with the logo of the Marx Memorial Library
Combines the iconic Karl Marx image and the Marx Memorial Libary logo
Folds to hold on to the page magnetically. Marx Memorial Library logo on one size and iconic Karl Marx image…
Clips securely in place. Metal with the Marx Memorial Library.
A pamphlet dedicated to artist, activist and writer Gertrude Elias, who left her unique collection to MML. This pamphlet showcases…
The 2016 issue of the journal of the Marx Memorial Library & Workers' School is available now. Every issue is…
A 'from the archives' pamphlet from the Marx Memorial Library Published to commemorate 60 years since the unveiling of the…
Modern Books, London, 1929. Paperback. Book Condition: Good - small tear to top-right corner of front cover. 63 pp. Price:…
By Lionel M. Munby & Ernst Wangermann. Lawrence & Wishart, London, 1967. Pamphlet. Book Condition: Good. 62 pp. Price: £5.
By Mikhail Sholokhov, translated from Russian by Stephen Garry. Putnam, London, c. 1940. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair - ex-library, binding…
Edited for the Fabian Society by N. Barou. Victor Gollancz, London, 1948. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 143 pp. Price: £5.
Published in collaboration with Manifesto Press with support from the International Brigade Memorial Trust and UNITE the Union. Bob Cooney…
1st Edition Hardback that is unfortunately missing its sleeve but otherwise is good condition Published in 1965 by International Publishers,…
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