About P5

Yorkshire Co-operative Resource Centre

Purposes and Aims

Protect and safeguard the books, publications, archival materials and resources placed in trust for the use of the co-operative movement and for future generations.

Make these available to all members who would wish to use them.

Provide a focus for co-operative education and culture through talks, discussions, film screenings, social events, visits to other co-operative venues, study groups etc.

Support the development of co-operative education and culture.

Work co-operatively with other organisations and individuals who have compatible aims.

Seek support from the wider co-operative movement.

Be as true as possible to the ICA Statement of Co-operative identity (Values and Principles).

International Statement of Co-operative Identity

Principle 5 information leaflet

information leaflet April 2019

Membership form

P5 membership form


An accessible co-operative learning and information resource for all.

Lending Library

Co-operative archive

Co-operative information resource

Talks, study groups, visits and film screenings

Engagement with other co-operatives and libraries

Co-operative News both current and back issues
always available for readers


About Principle 5

Supporting the global co-operative marque


Principle 5 article in Co-operative News 2


What is Co-opMaps?

Co-opMaps is a suite of software tools, standards and documentation which provides co-operative analysts, scholars and consultants with a standardized, visual, diagrammatic approach to documenting past, present and future structures of the co-operative movement. Co-opMaps News 4 Dec 2018


Principle 5

AGM (2018)

Agenda P5 AGM 2018

Message to Principle 5 Members AGM 2018

accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018

Co-operative Education & Principle 5 YCRC

Guide to the Principle 5 Catalogue

AGM held on the 2nd November 2017

Message to Principle 5 Members


AGM held on 22nd November 2016


AGM held on the 8th September 2015



Principle 5 Rules (Articles)


Purposes, Aims and Secondary Rules


Principle 5 Directors



Dennis Chambers

Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook. Chair

Chris Olewicz. Publications


Principle 5 Volunteers

Steve Thompson. Membership


Rosemary Telfer. Librarian

Steve Wagstaff. Co-opMaps

Yingjia Cao (Jade). Information Systems