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Warm Welcome

We’re recruiting!

We are seeking to appoint a Front of House Facilitator who will staff our Front of House as well as working with and supporting a team of volunteers to provide a warm welcome to all our visitors.

GWL Summer 2018 Programme Cover

GWL Summer Programme 2018 Out Now!

Our Summer Programme 2018 is now available for you to browse at your leisure.

A month of specials and travels

In this blog post, our intern Jeanette reminisces about what volunteering at GWL held for her in the month of May. Be prepared for travels, books and fun at handcrafting.

Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018 Finalist

#MyMuseum – Join the Conversation

Glasgow Women’s Library is a unique organisation. We are the only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women’s history and we hold a treasure trove of historical and contemporary artifacts and archive materials that celebrate the lives, histories and achievements of women. We were delighted to announce on Tuesday 1st May that we have been […]

Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018 Finalist

Glasgow Women’s Library shortlisted for prestigious Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

Glasgow Women’s Library today announced their inclusion on the shortlist for the prestigious Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018 – the only Scottish museum to make the shortlist this year, and the first nomination for a museum rooted in feminism. Supported by Art Fund, the £100,000 Museum of the Year prize is designed to […]

Our volunteers and staff recommend…

Our most recent Book Picnic took place on Friday 20th and as usual was filled with exciting new recommendations.

Bike shelter outside Glasgow Women's Library

Introducing our new bike shelter

As part of our commitment to encouraging and supporting green travel we now offer our cyclist visitors access to a locked and dry bike shelter, thanks to funding from Cycling Scotland.

Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince is the much-anticipated maiden novel of acclaimed American young adult author Holly Black’s latest fantasy trilogy. Having read and very much enjoyed the magic and musings on morality present in Black’s previous YA works, The Cruel Prince was high on my must reads of 2018. Set in the cruel, deceptive and xenophobic […]

Dundee gets a visit from some Firebrand Women . . .

Spring may have got off to a chilly start, but that wasn’t going to stop Glasgow Women’s Library from getting our Firebrand Women Exhibition to Dundee! In partnership with GWL and Dundee Women’s Festival, Dundee Central Library hosted the Firebrand Women Exhibition from 6th March to 17th March as part of our celebration of International Women’s Day […]

Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire: A Question of Family, Love and Morality

Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire was long-listed for last year’s prestigious Man Booker Prize. It’s an elegant, thought provoking and socially relevant tale of clashing cultures, family loss, grief and a young woman of Islam’s place in the modern world; torn between a service to family and faith and her own sense of individuality and morality. […]