Please use either email or phone to contact us e.g. to arrange a visit outside of weekly opening hours or if you are visiting for the first time, to get our address and directions.

Email info [at] (please email us if you would like to be on our mailing list - see privacy notice below).

Phone 07388417325 (please leave a voice message or text us if there is no immediate reply).

Please see below for details of how to donate archive material or to support the Nest financially.

How we look after your privacy and personal data (pdf).


If you have any material you would like to donate to the library or the archive, please contact us!

Some of our greatest treasures arrived looking like random heaps of smelly paper. So if you have access to potentially interesting materials, be it pamphlets, bulletines, zines, papers, letters, etc. please DO NOT throw them out, but get in touch!

Please also read our donations acceptance policy.

Note: In addition to printed paper, we are interested in Posters, stickers, badges, t-shirts, banners, videos & music with an anarchist or social struggle theme.

We very much appreciate your donations towards Sparrows' Nest running costs to help maintain the library and archive!

Any donation, no matter the size or frequency, will be much appreciated. The easiest way is to donate via PayPal, but if you are able to support us on a regular basis, please get in touch to find out about alternative ways to donate.

Please note: The Sparrows' Nest Library and Archive is registered as a not-for-profit company. This means neither our directors nor members can be paid any fees or dividends and any profits must be used to further our objectives (you may download this excerpt from our articles of association for details).

Spare a Twig - a poem

Please give a twig for The Sparrows’ Nest,
while memories are fresh, support the quest;

Before the moths destroy it all,
answer the Sparrows’ heralding call;

To house an archive, rich and full,
with treasured texts, to read and mull;

To keep our history alive and well,
before time tolls its mildewed bell;

Your twig shall revive, restore, conserve,
our struggle reborn, our fight preserved;

For new eyes wakened by struggles past,
to make our movement’s future last;

So please give a twig to The Sparrows’ Nest,
its wallet is small but its beak is big!