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.
Looking to the future
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.
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
Help to support our work by becoming a Friend of GWL from just £5 per month.
On Thursday 13th February, GWL was pleased to host a visit from the editors of Ostrov, a lesbian Russian publication. The Winter Olympics in Sochi have placed Russia’s track record on LGBT rights firmly on the world’s stage. This was a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the stories behind the news coverage. Ostrov was […]
As part of International Women’s Day 2014, Scottish Women’s Aid are holding a seminar featuring Audrey Gillan’s radio play ‘A Firm Hand’. The play follows Chris, who has been referred to a domestic abuse perpetrator programme and who has been banned from attending Old Firm football games. While it’s our aim at GWL to extend awareness […]
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.