Glasgow Women's Library

Glasgow Women’s Library

is the only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements, with a lending library, archive collections and innovative programmes of public events & learning opportunities.

The GWL Young Critics group gives women aged 16-25 a chance to explore cultural and arts events across Glasgow and share their opinions

Get involved with GWL

Get involved with GWL

Join the Library

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.

Volunteer at GWL

Lend your skills to GWL, or learn new skills working alongside the GWL Team

Come to one of our many events!

You can find out what's coming up in our events calendar, or explore our projects to find out more about all our work.

The Library's new home in Bridgeton

Support our work

Support our work

Make a donation

Glasgow Women’s Library houses an amazing collection of materials by, for and about women. We have no budget for materials and our collections have grown over the past 25 years through the sheer generosity of our users, members and supporters. This makes the Library and its collection unique, special and diverse.

Find out more about donating material to our collections.

Donate now and help us to keep running and providing our unique service for women in Scotland.

Become a Friend

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.

Become a Friend

Other News from the Library

  • January Covid-19 Closures

    In line with current Scottish Government law and guidance relating to Covid-19, the Glasgow Women’s Library building will now remain closed until at least 31st January 2021, but we’ll continue to deliver online events and bring you ways to get involved with our work digitally.

  • Hope/Fully Fear/Less: Part Two

    Around about this time last year, as we came to the end of 2019, I reflected on the past decade at GWL as we looked forward to the next. When I wrote that Blog post, 2020: Hope/Fully Fear/Less  little did we know that the combination of fear and hope would play such central roles in […]

Featured Pages

Heritage Walks

East End Women's Heritage Walk

Women's Heritage Walks

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

Reading can change lives Credit: GWL

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.

Venue Hire

Community Room event example 2

Venue Hire

We pride ourselves on our warm welcome and this extends to all of the events that take place within our building. Find out more here about holding your event at GWL.

Reading Ideas

Feminist books

Reading Ideas

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.

Be Inspired!

Lifebooks workshop

Be Inspired!

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.

Contact Us

GWL Staff and Volunteers excited about the move to Bridgeton

Contact Us

Get in touch with your questions and comments through the website, over on Facebook or @womenslibrary on Twitter.

You can also send us an email directly on info@ womenslibrary.org.uk.

Upcoming Events

Tue 26

Weemin’s Wark

26th January - 26th March
Wed 27

Online: Readers of Colour

27th January at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Feb 01

Online: Open Book

1st February at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Feb 06

Responders of Colour: M’Lani’s Friends

6th February at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Blog

GWL’s Winter SurThrival Kit

Best feel-good books: comfort reads you can enjoy over the winter months

Documenting the New Normal: a small selection

Nature Writing Activities

December Book Picnic Recommendations