At Glasgow Women’s Library we are committed to making our building and events programme accessible to all. Below you’ll find some information on Accessibility at GWL but if you can’t find what you’re looking for, or if you have any feedback on how we can improve, please send an email to or telephone 0141 550 2267 and speak to a member of staff.

Wheelchair Users

The Library is wheelchair accessible, with lifts to the first floor and the mezzanine and archive.

There is quite a heavy door on the way in to the Library – we are currently looking into power-assisted doors, but in the meantime our front of house team are available to help with accessing the Library.

Accessible Toilets

We have accessible toilets on the ground and first floors, and all the Glasgow Women’s Library bathrooms are individual closed stalls and are gender neutral. Our accessible toilets are fitted with toilet alarms.

Induction Loop

An induction loop is available for events – please let a member of staff know if you require this when you visit the Library or send us an email to to arrange this in advance.

Parking at GWL

There is free parking in the car park directly opposite our building. There is a space on the street outside the Library that is reserved for visitors with mobility issues.

Service Dogs

We allow all service dogs that are fitted with a suitable harness or are on a lead.

Accessing Our Programme

Our seasonal events programmes are available online in large print and audio versions.

Free Entrance for Companions

If you cannot independently attend an event and need to come along with a companion, you will not be required to purchase two tickets. Just let our team know at the point of booking or by dropping us an email after completing your booking and we’ll put aside your companion’s ticket for free.

Pay It Forward Tickets

We are always striving to be as open, inclusive and accessible as possible with the majority of our events costing as little as £2 with free subsidised places for those who cannot afford to pay. For some events we are not able to offer our regular subsidised ticket option due to the costs of the events themselves. We understand that the price of a ticket can be a barrier to some women, and so for these events we operae a Pay it Forward policy on tickets. Pay it Forward tickets are purchased by members of the public and are then allocated to women who would not otherwise be able to attend.

If you need help accessing the library, or would like more information about access, please contact us and we will be very happy to offer you assistance.