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.
The GWL team ready to build a bright, exciting new era for GWL Art Lover’s Christmas package #3: 21 Revolutions, exclusive badges by Delphine Dallison, Makes You Think tote bag and more! Castlemilk Womanhouse collage workshop poster, Julie Roberts, 1990. Glasgow Women's Library collection. © Glasgow Women's Library.

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

  • Volunteer opportunity with the National Lifelong Learning Project

    We are looking for a volunteer to assist our colleague Lorna Stevenson, the project worker, in supporting a women’s history group in Clydebank to develop a Memory Box about women’s history in West Dunbartonshire. This will entail attending the weekly sessions, helping out during these group meetings, supporting women to participate and contribute, and assisting […]

  • Help us build our future as part of the GWL Board

    Do you share our vision of a world in which women’s historical, cultural and political contributions to society are fully recognised, valued and celebrated by all? Glasgow Women’s Library is recruiting to its team of Non-Executive Directors.

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

Mon 22

Library Closed

22nd December, 2014 - 4th January, 2015
Sat 07

March of Women

7th March, 2015
Fri 20

Mixing The Colours Conference 2015

20th March, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Blog

The Actresses Franchise League

Loving The Alien?

Maggie McIver

BOOK REVIEW – ‘Divided City’ by Theresa Breslin

Looking Back on 2014