A Warm Welcome awaits at Glasgow Women’s Library

People who visit GWL regularly describe us as warm, welcoming and friendly. Everyone who visits is greeted by one of our staff team when they first come into GWL – it’s how we roll. 

A photo of the front of GWL, with a blackboard sign saying 'Hello, Everyone Welcome' in front.

Now, more than ever, we want to extend that warm welcome to those that are interested in who we are and what we do. This is your space and you are welcome here. You don’t need to have a reason to come to GWL to spend time and keep warm – just come in, make yourself comfortable and let staff know if you need any help (staff and volunteers can be identified by the name badges we all wear). We may not be able to meet all your needs but here’s what we can offer:

We have hundreds of books to browse and to borrow, and you can join for free.

We have comfortable chairs so you can sit and enjoy the Library.

We have exhibitions on throughout the building – you can come and see these.

We have programmes of events – you can sign up and join in.

You are welcome to help yourself to free tea and coffee – we’ll show you where this is.

We have information on more resourced ‘warm banks’ nearby, details of other supportive organisations in Glasgow, and a community noticeboard for information about what’s on elsewhere.

We have free period products, and accessible, gender neutral bathrooms.

We are not able to provide food, for example we don’t have a café – but you can bring your own and eat it here (we’ll tell you which spaces are available for this as these might change each day, depending on what’s on).

We don’t have public computers, but you can bring your own portable devices to charge them and use our public Wi-Fi for free. 

We look forward to seeing you!

Opening hours

Our opening hours are currently:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am to 4.30pm
Thursday: 10am to 7pm
Saturday: 12noon to 4pm

Holiday Closures

The Library will be open until 4.30pm on Wednesday, 21st December, and will reopen in the New Year on Wednesday, 4th January 2023 at 10am.

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