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.
I Don’t Think Little Big Girls Should Go Walking in These Spooky Old Woods Alone: Carter’s The Company of Wolves
Angela Carter is one of my all-time favourite writers, but, I shamefully admit, I had never read perhaps her greatest work – The Bloody Chamber, a collection of short stories. But, this past week, as the climax of a summer where I read only novels about women written by women, I changed that. And it […]
I was hiding in a toilet in Castlemilk when I got a phone call from GWL’s Adele Partick, telling me I’d got a job. Adele was so nice I assumed I had been unsuccessful – but it seemed I really was going to be paid to host discussions about sex. Such overwhelming kindness, pioneering projects, and bold, unapologetic hilarity have become hallmarks of my time at GWL.
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.