About Our Library


Women’s libraries are now in scarce supply across the country and the Nottingham Women’s Centre library is the only one of its kind in the East Midlands. The library still holds most of the original – and often rare – books and magazines which were donated in the 1970s/80s when the library was first set up, as well as more contemporary works.

The space was refurbished with support from Awards for All, the Co-operative Membership (Central and Eastern Region), the East Midlands Airport Development Fund, Nottingham Girls High School, Experian and the time and hard work of many committed women. The library was relaunced in 2014 by special guests Kat Banyard, feminist author and founder of UK Feminista, and the Sheriff of Nottingham Cllr Jackie Morris.

Nottingham Women’s centre Library sports book drive

Women being involved in sport and being active can help to help defy gender stereotypes, build confidence and teach values of teamwork, self-reliance and resilience which can be great drivers for gender equality. Books are a fantastic way of telling of inspiring sporting achievements, of adventure, and accounts of personal hardships and struggles overcome through the medium of sport and being active. Despite this, books written by women in these areas are underrepresented. Read more…

Join the Library

You can join our library by becoming a member of the Women’s Centre. Membership also allows you to vote at the Annual General Meeting. Membership fee for the year April 2018 – March 2019 is as follows:

Waged – £10
Student and OAPs – £5
Unwaged – £2

If you would like to join or renew your membership, please drop into reception or email [email protected] for an application form.

Browse the Library Catalogue Online

Books are available for borrowing to all members of the Centre – and you can search our catalogue online!