Oxford Poetry Library was founded in 2017, as a pedal-powered mobile poetry library which aims to be a free and open resource of poetry for readers of all backgrounds, tastes, and ages. We are a group of volunteers who believe that literature and poetry can enrich lives, build connections between people, and encourage new ways of looking at the world.

In 2021, we were invited to become part of an exciting initiative run by ​​Meanwhile in Oxfordshire transforming a disused building in central Oxford into a mix of work space for social enterprises and meeting space for community groups. We will be setting up shop in this space, called ‘The Community Works’, in October 2021.

But we need your help! To fund this exciting new step in our journey, we’re launching a Patreon account. Patreon is a platform that invites anyone to contribute a monthly donation to an organization. Patrons (people who sign up to contribute these monthly donations) will support the running costs and fees for renting a physical space, as well as the upkeep of our existing books, running local community events, and expanding the collection further

To become a patron, find out more, and support our work, visit our Patreon page!