Metacomet Books, in collaboration with the Boston Radical Reference Collective and the Simmons Progressive Librarians Guild, has established a new, leaderless, collective library at the Occupy Boston encampment in Dewey Square. The yet-to-be-named library is open to the public 24 hours a day and will be serviced by librarians whenever possible.
The library aims to provide high-quality, accurate information to all interested parties. The collection contains material on topics such as political theory, social movements, activism, history, philosophy, religion, finance, consumerism, gender, and race, as well as a large fiction section.
The library has an open lending policy and visitors are encouraged to borrow materials and use them in and out of the library. Borrowers are also strongly encouraged to return books when they are finished with them so the information can be shared with other people.
Donations are welcome, particularly of works on political theory, social movements, activist handbooks, and other material relevant to the Occupy Boston movement.
Currently, the library needs daily newspapers, floorboards, extension cords, clamp-style and portable lights, and internet-ready laptops.
Click here for more information, or contact one of the following:
Metacomet Books – firstname.lastname@example.org
Simmons Progressive Librarians Guild – email@example.com
Boston Radical Reference Collective – BostonRadRef@gmail.com