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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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,…
Yale University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: very good. Dust Jacket Condition: very good 1st Edition. Black boards with red…
Imperialism and World Economy by N. Bukharin First Edition (1972) Merlin Press With paper flaps, This book is in great…
An overview of the Printers' Collection, with contributions from John Callow, Mary Rosser, Mike Hicks, John Gennard, and Phil Katz.
A history of the library on its 75th anniversary, with contributions from David McLellan, Andrew Rothstein, Mary Rosser, Mike Hicks…
This book offers an insider's perspective on the processes that brought about perestroika and the demise of Eastern Europe's experiment…
Through original documents and photographs, this book provides the first critical reappraisal of the last major work of Ireland's greatest…
How posters swayed minds, forged nations and played their part in the progressive movements of the early 20th century. Hardback.
Linking the story of Marx's life in London to the places he lived and worked, this book is fully illustrated…
Recollections by family and friends of the communist poet John Cornford (1915-1936), who died fighting for the International Brigades; includes…
The first study to explore the period of relative calm before the Battle of Ebro, the last great battle of…
The memoir of a nurse in the Spanish Civil War, following her experiences through to the beginnings of the National…
The authoritative history of the MML building and its central importance to radical Clerkenwell, with chapters on the London Patriotic…
Published in association with the Communist Party History Group, this book commemorates the 65th anniversary of the defeat of fascism…
An in-depth history of the trade union Amicus, from its foundation in 2002 to its eventual merger with the TGWU…
Written to coincide with the centenary of his birth, this pamphlet documents Lenin's visits to London between 1902 and 1911.
A short history of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers, with colour illustrations.
A short history of the National Union of Teachers, with ten illustrations by Clifford Harper. Comes with packet of four…
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