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

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

Looking to the future

Our beautiful building

Our major renovation project has now been completed, with a beautiful events venue, a custom-built archive storage space, and a gorgeous lift providing access to our top floor.

Women on the Shelf initiative

Sponsor a Library section, shelf or book and dedicate it to a woman of your choice, building a living tribute to remarkable women and raising funds towards the refurbishment costs still needed to complete the transformation of GWL’s permanent new home in Bridgeton.

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.

Other News from the Library

  • Visual Communication Residency

    We are again looking for a talented, positive and engaged emerging visual communication designer to join us for a residency for 12 months. This is a voluntary position, which we imagine is suitable for recent graduates (within the last year) or someone with equivalent experience.

  • CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS! Our Space, Our Place: Creating Ecofeminism

    Our Space, Our Place: Creating Ecofeminism Glasgow Women’s Library Saturday 30th March 2019 10am-4pm       Global ecological activism is built on the work of women. Yet the value of women’s environmental campaigning and action often remains invisible.         Our Space, Our Place: Creating Ecofeminism, a partnership between researchers at universities […]

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

Fri 25

Alternative Burns Night: Herland Ceilidh

25th January at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed 30

Readers of Colour

30th January at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thu 31

Spring Programme Launch

31st January at 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Blog

Swansong by Kerry Andrew

Kirsty McBride on being our first Visual Communication Resident

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS! Our Space, Our Place: Creating Ecofeminism

Epic Eighteen: Thank you for a truly incredible year

Three Month with the National Project