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.
All around the world, architecture shapes the character of a place and endures in our memories. Architectural landmarks are some of the only Earthly things that truly endure against time, and can move us, inspire us, awe us and comfort us. As master architect Louis I. Khan once said: “A great building must begin with […]
On Thursday 23rd June 2016, we were proud and very excited to host the All Women Poetry Slam in partnership with the Harpies, Fechters and Quines Festival 2016 at the Out of the Blue Cafe in Edinburgh. The slam received a fantastic response and was enormously popular; a chance for women of all ages and […]
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.