The People’s Forum Library, featuring the Haydée Santamaría lending and the W.E.B. DuBois reference collections, aims to be a resource to facilitate individual learning and to complement the collective learning happening in the space.

We view our library as a dérive into both global histories and future possibilities of struggle. We are currently developing our Haydée Santamaría Lending Library with the aim of maintaining a fully circulating collection in the near future; in the meantime, you are welcome to browse our collection while you are visiting the space.  We are also developing our  W.E.B. DuBois Reference Library on the mezzanine level.  Please see the receptionist for access to our reference collection during our open hours.

Some of the world’s most insightful and ferocious fighters and leaders have been self-educated outside the boundaries of formal education, and we hope to be able to facilitate such transformative learning through this library. As Audre Lorde famously said, “For the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house,” we must create our own tools to implement our vision of a better world.

For information on book donations, please visit our Donate Books page.