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

  • Poetry to get you through…

    I love poetry because it makes you hear words and see life in a new way. You can read or listen to a poem in a few minutes and then take it with you in your head to think about. You can read it again and maybe something you didn’t notice the first time jumps […]

  • Opening our Digital Door

    While our physical doors are shut, our digital doors are well and truly open as we continue to rethink and reshape our events and activities, and inspire people through our unique collections – and so you can continue to enjoy GWL digitally and via our social media platforms.

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

Sun 31

POSTPONED: Ingrid Pollard

23rd April - 1st June
Jun 02

TBC: Open Book

2nd June at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Jun 03

Online: Still Seeing Things

3rd June at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Connect and Create writing materials. Credit: GWL. Writing materials for Connect and create Writing group image
Jun 03

ONLINE: Create and Connect Showcase

3rd June at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Blog

Digital Poetry Slam Champion

Calm Slam Winner and Runner-Up

Nan Shepherd Prize

Gillian Burke on Wangari Maathai – “Eco”

Gillian Burke on Wangari Maathai – Environmentalism