There are many ways to get involved with Glasgow Women’s Library. You can sign up to our mailing list (below) to get regular updates about what’s on at the Library, or just pop in to the Library to see us.
Whether you want to borrow books or sign up to an event, you should join the Library – it’s completely free!
As well as the wide range of events, we offer support for women looking to improve their reading, writing or number skills. Find out how you can get help with reading, writing and numbers here.
If you’ve enjoyed some of our events and activities, you might be interested in getting involved in the Learner’s Forum, which allows you to share your thoughts about what the Library is doing well and how we can improve.
Supporting the Library’s work
Glasgow Women’s Library has always grown with the support of volunteers – if you are interested in volunteering with the Library, take a look at our volunteering opportunities.
It costs £5 each day to support each learner to access all that we have to offer and we have no funding for core costs. We rely on our Friends and supporters to ensure we can continue to offer and deliver our services to all. Make a donation online now, and help us to continue our important work.
Become a Friend for just £5 a month and help the Library to provide its services to as many women as possible, and ensure the Library can continue to preserve and promote the lives and experiences of Scotland’s women.
Women on the Shelf
Women on the Shelf (WoTS) is a major fundraising initiative, designed to raise essential funds for refurbishing and fitting out our future new premises.
We want to make sure that as many people as possible feel an ownership of the new ‘Women’s Library of Scotland’ and so Women on the Shelf enables individuals and organisations to sponsor a Women’s Library section, shelf or book. Every sponsor will be acknowledged in the very fabric of the new Women’s Library premises and every penny raised will go towards the refurbishment fund.
Working with GWL
As well as our volunteering opportunities, we are sometimes able to take on student or work placements.
If you are interested in collaborating with GWL on an project, or would like to propose an event, please take a look at our guidelines for working with GWL.