We are very pleased and excited to have now relocated and to be up and running in our new permanent home in Landressy Street. We look forward to welcoming you all soon.
This huge undertaking marks the start of a new chapter in the life of Glasgow Women’s Library.
Phase 1 of our overall building relocation and renovation strategy has involved the redecoration of and minor changes to the ground floor library space. The GWL lending library collection is now accessible and our exciting learning programmes are ongoing. We still have minor works to undertake in this Phase, but nothing that will stop us providing our vital resources, learning programmes and services.
Phase 2, to follow, is very exciting indeed, involving major internal refurbishment works 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. We hope that this Phase will start in January 2014, with completion in June. While this is in progress, there continues to be only limited access to the archive and museum collections and some items remain in external storage.
We will keep you up to date with developments – sign up to our mailing list or join the Library to get regular news from GWL. In the meantime, thank you for your ongoing patience – it will all be worth it!
We still need to raise funds, both towards this building work and towards increased running costs for the upkeep of this remarkable, historic building, so please do support us through our Women on the Shelf initiative or by becoming a Friend of GWL
Thank you for all your support and please do come to see us soon in our beautiful new home.
We would like to thank Clyde Gateway, Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life for their ongoing support.
Support GWL’s Future with Women on the Shelf
You can help GWL to raise vital funds towards making our new permanent home fit-for-purpose and accessible: We urgently need to raise money for renovations and fit-out costs and need your support!
Women on the Shelf is an ideal way to stake your claim and invest in the future of the Women’s Library. It also has another purpose: it gives you the opportunity to dedicate a part of the Women’s Library premises to a woman of your choice, building a living, working tribute to the great (but often neglected or hidden) women in Scotland.
For £10 you can sponsor an individual book, or for £100 you can sponsor a shelf and dedicate it to a woman of your choice. You can also sponsor an entire section of the Library for £1,000.
Find out more about the Women on the Shelf initiative.