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

An update on visiting Glasgow Women’s Library

There is no longer a legal requirement to wear face coverings indoors in public buildings in Scotland. However, as we continue to prioritise the health, safety and comfort of our Glasgow Women’s Library visitors, volunteers and staff, and in line with continued guidance, we ask that all visitors, volunteers and staff continue to wear face coverings when moving around the building.

Three satirical postcards from the early 1900s - in the first a policeman carries a suffragette, with the title 'Slow march, constable, I'm having the time of my life!'; the second and third postcards have the same image of an organ grinder and a singer, with similar titles referring to different singers of the period.

Where’s Winky? Suffragettes and Satire

“How’s your PhD?” This is a question I’m asked regularly these days – by Women’s Library colleagues, friends and family. I pause, partly because I’m still a wee bit in […]

Installation view of Ingrid Pollard's solo exhibition No Cover Up

Job Vacancy: Production Coordinator

We are seeking a Production Coordinator to work with and across the GWL team to deliver our vibrant programmes of events and exhibitions.

Shelves and tables in the 109 Trongate premises, 1990s

Three Decades of Changing Minds: Marking 30 Years of Glasgow Women’s Library

Glasgow Women’s Library is thrilled to be the recipient of a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for a two year project to interpret, safeguard and share our own 30-year heritage, and enable us to ‘look back to move forward’.

Glasgow Women's Library's first location on Hill Street

Join the GWL Team

We are seeking two new team members, a Project Coordinator and a Project Archivist, to help take forward Three Decades of Changing Minds: Marking 30 Years of Glasgow Women’s Library

Old photograph of a shop front in Garnethil with a a sign reading Women's Library in uneven text

GWL at 30

On this day in 1991, in a draughty little shopfront in Garnethill, Glasgow Women’s Library opened its doors for the first time. Now happily settled in our permanent home in Bridgeton, we are taking time over this anniversary year to ‘look back to move forward’.

The stairway to our archive mezzanine, with words by Jackie Kay.

Announcing Women on the Wall

To mark our 30th birthday, we are pleased to launch a new fundraising initiative, Women on the Wall, to help us in our ongoing work towards building a sustainable, green future.

Lin Zongsu

Lin Zongsu was a Chinese suffragist and writer who founded the first women’s suffrage organisation in China.

Amongs the GWL shelves, a woman sits reading a book, wile another stands browsing the shelves.

Update to our opening hours

The Glasgow Women’s Library building is now open, and we look forward to welcoming you!

Our opening hours are:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 11am to 4pm
Thursday: 2pm to 7pm
Saturday: 12noon to 4pm

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

Reopening in May 2021

We’re over the moon to announce that Glasgow Women’s Library will re-open on Tuesday 4th May at 11am. We are taking a phased approach to re-opening, and our opening hours for May will be 11am – 4pm, Tuesday – Friday.