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.
Glasgow Women's Library name badges on a green felt background. Names include Katie, Sue, Yvonne, Freya, Ren and Naomi amongst others.

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.

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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

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East End Heritage Walk. Credit: GWL

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

We can help you brush up on skills such as filling out forms, working out bills or essay writing.

Venue Hire

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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.

Close up of a stack of six books of fictional writing by Kenyan women writers.

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.

Illuminated Letters Workshop at GoMA

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

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