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.
GWL sign going up March of Women on Glasgow Green GWLhearsme feedback box Photo of women on East End Women's Heritage Walk

Map of Landressy Street, Bridgeton

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.

Pumping in concrete

Looking to the future

Reporting on our Renovations

Our major renovation project started in November 2014, with the whole GWL team excited to be finally on-site and witnessing the daily progress of the build.

This phase of works involves a major internal refurbishment to build our dedicated archive and museum spaces and a new learning venue. There will also be significant external structural works and the installation of a lift to the upper floor.

You can help GWL to raise essential funds for refurbishing our new home through the Women on the Shelf initiative.

Other News from the Library

  • Bold Types: Scottish Women’s Creative Writing Competition 2015

    Be bold and submit your short stories and poems to our annual writing competition. This year our theme is Transformation and Renewal and submission is open from Monday 21st September to Monday 9th November.

  • Signs of Progress at 23 Landressy Street

    We are very excited to report that the internal works relating to the former ‘men’s reading room’ (we really must find a new name for this cracking new space!) are now complete for this phase, and the keys will be handed to us on Monday 7th September.

Heritage Walks

East End Women's Heritage Walk

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

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

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

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!

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

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@

Upcoming Events

Thu 03

Story Café

September 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thu 10

Mixing The Colours Story Cafe Special

September 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thu 17

Story Café

September 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The Blog

Bold Types: Scottish Women’s Creative Writing Competition 2015

Signs of Progress at 23 Landressy Street

A Day in The Life of A Victorian Woman Factory Worker

Volunteer Photo Project:Caitlin

Reflecting on Mixing The Colours