The Poetry Library


What is the Poetry Library?

* The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1912 in Britain
* It is the major library for modern and contemporary poetry funded by the Arts Council England
* Poetry is available in many formats: books, pamphlets, audio cassette, CD, video and DVD for reference and loan; magazines, press cuttings, photographs, posters and postcards for reference. See our links pages for our pick of web-based poetry
* The Poetry Library is the home of, an ever-growing full-text database for UK poetry magazines of the 20th and 21st centuries
* There are comprehensive education and children's sections
* The Poetry Library promotes the reading of poetry for people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds in collaboration with Learning and Participation

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-8pm.
The Library is closed to the public on Mondays.

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