Glasgow Women’s Libraryis a vibrant information hub housing a lending library, archive collections and contemporary and historical artefacts relating to women’s lives, histories and achievements.
Get involved with GWL
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.
Lend your skills to GWL, or learn new skills working alongside the GWL Team
Looking to the future
Our beautiful building
Our major renovation project has now been completed, with a beautiful events venue, a custom-built archive storage space, and a gorgeous lift providing access to our top floor.
Sponsor a Library section, shelf or book and dedicate it to a woman of your choice, building a living tribute to remarkable women and raising funds towards the refurbishment costs still needed to complete the transformation of GWL’s permanent new home in Bridgeton.
Knowing that you can change someone’s life for the better is a powerful thing. As a Friend, and from as little as £2 per month, you can ensure that our work continues now and for future generations, and develops in new directions.
The first in series of four blogs revealing some of the gems of the Glasgow Women’s Library’s Family Planning Archive. First up is Girls’ Questions Answered, a fascinating advice booklet from the 1970s that sought to answer some very important questions posed by teenage girls in respect of their bodies and relationships.
GWL’s summer programme of events, activities, workshops and exhibitions at the library and out and about across Scotland is out now!
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
We can help you brush up on skills such as filling out forms, working out bills or essay writing.
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.
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.
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.