Contact us via email (preferred) or phone to e.g. arrange a visit.

Email info [at] (please email us if you would like to be added to our mailing list - see also our privacy policy).

Phone 07388417325 (please leave a voice message or text).

Please see below for details of how to donate materials and how to support the Nest financially.

Spare a Twig

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!

We very much appreciate all donations, no matter the amount or frequency, towards our running costs to help maintain the Sparrows' Nest!

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 (please see this excerpt from our articles of association for details).

If you have any materials you would like to donate, please contact us!

Never underestimate the importance of random, mundane looking stuff found in an old box in the loft. Some of our greatest treasures arrived looking like random heaps of smelly paper, sometimes dotted with mouse poo. 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!

Although we also hold a number of banners, badges and suchlike, paper documents in all shapes and sizes are our primary focus. But if you have cool banners, shirts etc. please do get in touch!

Even if we might not be able to look after offered materials ourselves, we can often arrange contact to other libraries and archives who might be able to help preserve them for the future.

Given that our resources are very limited and we are very low on space, we can only accept donations and are unable to look after loaned collections. We are however sometimes able digitise materials and return the originals to you, please get in touch to discuss details).

For more detailed information on what we can accept and what we will (not) do with donated materials, please see our donations acceptance policy.

When making a donation we will ask you to fill in our donation form if possible.