The Feminist Library is one of the core projects of FAC research. Using participatory methods, we are delving into questions of what counts as knowledge, and who has the right to (re)produce, archive, categorise, display, and receive it. We aim to deconstruct hegemonic ideas of the library (both in terms of form and content) and envision feminist, community-based alternatives.
In 2021-2022, we were focussed on gathering our collection of library materials and designing our catalogue and lending system.
We accept books in any language relevant to our research areas, but also more broadly related to feminist, queer, trans, antiracist theory and politics. We are particularly interested in pamphlets, brochures, magazines, periodicals, posters, and other publications by activist groups, collectives, and artists (both working locally and elsewhere).
Thus far, the approximately 200 titles in the Feminist Library have been acquired through donations: thank you to all our members and friends who have already donated materials! If you have written a book, or have read one that you loved and want to share with others, please consider gifting it to the Feminist Library.
If you’d like to bring a book into existence, consider proposing your idea to FAC press.
In 2022-2023, the Feminist Library will open to the public with regular visiting hours. Watch this space for details!