Press Release

A new home for The Women's Library

Update, 8 January 2012

London Metropolitan University has finalised the transfer of The Women’s Library collection to the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). While the formal legal agreement has been signed, the collection will only physically transfer once the LSE have completed renovations and improvements at their Lionel Robbins building (expected to be complete and the transfer concluded in May 2013).

The Women’s Library staff became LSE employees on 1 January 2013 but will remain based at the current Old Castle Street site during the transitional period. The Women’s Library will be open to the public between 15 January and 22 March 2013, Tuesday to Friday between 10am and 5pm.

Clive Jones, Chair of the Board of Governors at London Met, said: “The Board considered the LSE proposal for The Women’s Library Collection, as set out in their bid document, to be compelling. We were pleased at LSE's stated commitment to continue The Women’s Library’s strong tradition of access, outreach and engagement with stakeholders. We are sure that the Collection has a bright future with LSE.”

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