TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University

TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University Learning Centre
236 Holloway Road, London N7 6PP

020 7133 3726


Ground Floor

Hours of opening:

Monday - Friday 0915 - 1645


The Collections are open to researchers by appointment for reference only.

Reader places:

There are currently 10 reader places

Librarian in charge:

Christine Coates MA MClip

Staff availability:

Generally, there are staff available throughout opening. Occasional notified closures, due to staff shortages.


The majority of older holdings are entered on a card catalogue, only accessible in the Library. Since January 1999, new acquisitions and material covered by retrospective cataloguing projects can be seen on the online catalogue at http://catalogue.londonmet.ac.uk

Online catalogues for major archive deposits are at http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/libraries/tuc

Collection level descriptions for smaller collections are at www.aim25.ac.uk


Library of Congress


The library holds material relating to British and overseas labour movement history, with large holdings of trade union and political party pamphlets and reports. Other specific subject strengths include women’s history and the development of workers’ and adult education.

Special collections or strengths:

There are a number of deposited archival collections, including the Workers’ Educational Association Archive; the Gertrude Tuckwell Collection [women’s history 1890-1921]; the Marjorie Nicholson Papers [Commonwealth trade union movements]; and the Labour Research Department Archive.

There are also video, photograph, poster and press cuttings collections.

Additional facilities: