Working Class Movement Library
The Working Class Movement Library is a library with a difference. Situated in Jubilee House on The Crescent in Salford, it builds on the collections of founders Edmund and Ruth Frow and tells the tale of working class people’s struggles to be heard through books, journals, pamphlets, archives, photographs, plays, poetry, songs, banners, badges, posters, biographies, cartoons and reports.
The library is open to drop-in visitors on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. Explore displays from the archives including mini-exhibitions about trade unionism, the Spanish Civil War, race and immigration and land access and mass trespass. These varied themes give a flavour of the works held here.
Reading room appointments are available from Tuesdays to Fridays and are open to anyone. Relax in the beautiful reading room to read any of the library’s material. There’s also a photocopying and scanning service available if you need it.
This is a closed access library so make sure you search the collection online before you visit as you won’t be able to browse. Librarians will bring you the works you have selected and they must not leave the reading room. Some works are accessible online so you can read them in the comfort of your own home.