Women on the Shelf

Glasgow Women’s Library’s ‘Women on the Shelf’ fundraising initiative enables individuals and organisations to sponsor a Library section, shelf or book and dedicate it to a woman of their choice.

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In this film, three sponsors talk about the women they’ve chosen to celebrate, and why they support Glasgow Women’s Library.

As well as building a living tribute to remarkable women, all the money raised through ‘Women on the Shelf’ goes directly towards the refurbishment costs still needed to complete the transformation of GWL’s permanent new home in Bridgeton.

For £10 you can sponsor an individual book and we will record your donation with a dedicated bookplate; For £100 sponsor a shelf and dedicate it to a woman of your choice. Her name and the words you choose to honour her with will be recorded forever on a shelf. For £1,000 you can dedicate an entire Library section, with your heroine’s name and tribute engraved onto a beautiful plaque. Bookplates, shelf and section markers have been specially designed and individually crafted.

Women on the Shelf markers

Whether it’s an historic figure, a woman making an impact today, a trailblazing pioneer or an extraordinary aunt, let’s recognise and celebrate them all!

Women on the Shelf makes a wonderful gift, as unique as the Women’s Library itself, so put a woman on the shelf today and help GWL to create premises of excellence that befit an exceptional national resource in Scotland.

You can sponsor a shelf via Paypal below, or download a Women on the Shelf form and send the completed form back to: Sue John, Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow, G40 1BP.

Sponsor Women on the Shelf online with Paypal

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Gift Aid

If you are a UK Income Tax payer, we can claim Gift Aid on your donation. This means that for every pound you donate, we can claim an extra 25p from the Inland Revenue.


If you wish to dedicate the shelf or book to a specific woman, please put the details here:

If this is a gift, please enter the name and address of the person you’d like us to send the gift certificate to:

Thank you for supporting Women on the Shelf!