Welcome to the Sparrows' Nest Library and Archive

Based in Nottingham (UK), we look after tens of thousands of books, journals, pamphlets, zines, leaflets, posters and other items documenting the anarchist movement in the UK and beyond, as well as local radical history. Browse our catalogue, access digitised records in our free Digital Library and get in touch to arrange a visit.
Advanced search (Alternatively, you can access parts of our Digital Library at the Internet Archive.)
Digital Library only

We have just uploaded digitised copies of all 240 issues of anarchist newspaper Freedom that were produced between 1990 and 1999, plus the 1989 dummy issue (Vol:51 #00) featuring the revised layout. Please note that we digitised Vol:51 (1990) as a test batch back when we first experimented with our camera rig for oversized docs. Although the quality is perfectly fine, we could produce much nicer versions now, but alas - we have no time to rescan stuff when so many more items need our attention!

Please see the full list of all our digitised issues of Freedom for links and details.

EU e-Privacy Directive