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.

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.

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

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.

Other News from the Library

  • Women Poets Wanted!

    We’re really excited about the Harpies, Fechters and Quines All Woman Poetry Slam at the Forest Cafe, Laurieston Place,Edinburgh, 5.30 – 7.30pm on Wednesday 24th June, and we’re looking for 12-16 budding performance poets to strut their stuff on the night for our 3 judges and lucky audience. Each performer has to do one entertaining […]

  • Be mentored by Mixing The Colours

    The Scottish Community Development Centre is offering organisations running, or intending to run, anti-sectarian initiatives the opportunity to be supported by Mixing The Colours as a mentor experienced in the anti-sectarianism field.

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

Tue 26

The Women’s Unit: Cave Woman

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday until 3rd June, 2015
Tue 26

Summer Programme Launch

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue 26

Mixing The Colours @ Shettleston Library

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tue 26

Girls on Film

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Every week until 26th May, 2015

The Blog

Ruth’s March of Women

Women Poets Wanted!

Be mentored by Mixing The Colours

What’s On this Summer at GWL

Untold Stories from the East Dunbartonshire guides