Glasgow Women’s Library

is a vibrant information hub housing a lending library, archive collections and contemporary and historical artefacts relating to women’s lives, histories and achievements.
Castlemilk Womanhouse collage workshop poster, Julie Roberts, 1990. Glasgow Women's Library collection. © Glasgow Women's Library. GWL’s Senior Managers, Adele Patrick and Sue John with the Awards scooped by GWL during the past year Duke St Prison Umbrella stand 21 Revolutions: the Publication cover image

Map of Landressy Street, Bridgeton

Looking to the future

A New Chapter for GWL

In November 2013 GWL opened in new premises at 23 Landressy Street, in the heart of Glasgow’s increasingly vibrant East End.

With Phase 1 of our relocation complete, preparation is underway for Phase 2, including the construction of dedicated archive and museum spaces. You can help GWL to raise essential funds for refurbishing our new home through the Women on the Shelf initiative.

GWL Staff and Volunteers celebrate in the new lending library space at 23 Landressy Street

Get involved with GWL

Join the Library

Joining the library is easy and completely free! As a Library member, you can borrow books from our lending library, get monthly updates about what's on, and book onto events easily through the website.

Volunteer at GWL

Lend your skills to GWL, or learn new skills working alongside the GWL Team

Become a Friend

Help to support our work by becoming a Friend of GWL from just £5 per month.

Other News from the Library

  • Book Week Scotland – let’s binge on books!

    Book Week Scotland is coming back, kicking off on Monday 24th November. So get your diaries out and make some space to binge on books at Glasgow Women’s Library. There’s a Commonwealth Women’s Writing Party and more!

  • Black History Month at GWL

      It’s Black History Month and here at the GWL we’ve got a display celebrating a range of writing by black women. You can enjoy the beautiful words of the late Maya Angelou, or some of the less well-known (but no less brilliant) literary works of Alice Walker. There are also powerful feminist discussions, such as Ain’t […]

Heritage Walks

East End Women's Heritage Walk

Heritage Walks

Women's Heritage Walks

Join our tour guides to explore the hidden histories of women across Glasgow, pick up one of our Women's Heritage Walk maps, or download one of our Audio Tours.

Help with reading, writing and numbers

One-to-one session with Magi

Help with reading, writing and numbers

Help with reading, writing and numbers

We can help you brush up on skills such as filling out forms, working out bills or essay writing.

21 Revolutions

21 Revolutions Exhibition launch at CCA in 2012

21 Revolutions

21 Revolutions

To mark our 21st anniversary, GWL commissioned 21 women artists and 21 women writers to create new work inspired by items and artefacts in our collections.

Reading Ideas

Feminist books

Reading Ideas

Reading Ideas

Looking for a good book? Whether you're looking for the latest arrivals, or something to inspire you, staff and library users have lots of recommendations to get you started.

Be Inspired!

Lifebooks workshop

Be Inspired!

Be Inspired!

GWL offers bespoke workshops, training, events and learning programmes, delivered by Glasgow Women’s Library’s expert learning and collections teams, for groups and organisations across Scotland.

Contact Us

GWL Staff and Volunteers excited about the move to Bridgeton

Contact Us

Contact Us

Get in touch with your questions and comments through the website, over on Facebook or @gwlkettle on Twitter.

You can also send us an email directly on info@ womenslibrary.org.uk.

Upcoming Events

  1. HOUSE WORK CASTLE MILK WOMAN HOUSE (Part I)

    October 20 - December 18
  2. Read, Relax, Recharge

    October 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every Thursday lunch time
  3. The Story Café

    October 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every Thursday in October
  4. Read Aloud! Commonwealth Women’s Writing

    October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every Friday afternoon

The Blog

Book Week Scotland – let’s binge on books!

“The Twelfth Day of July” by Joan Lingard

Video Tape against Violence

Castlemilk, Pink Walls, Christine’s Cafe

Young Critics reviews of Scottish Ballet’s The Crucible with Ten Poems