About the Library

Jessie Street National Women’s Library is a specialist library, collecting material about women and women’s issues. It is self-funded and largely dependent on membership subscriptions, donations and fundraising events to meet its operating expenses.

The Library is staffed by volunteers from a range of backgrounds including librarians, archivists, teachers, academics, administrators and media specialists who are dedicated to the preservation of Australian women’s history and for this history to be easily accessible to the public. These volunteers give personal assistance to members, researchers, academics, students and others who use the Library.