GWL Volunteer

Cover of Peluda by Melissa Lozada-Oliva. The book cover is yellow with repeated illustrations of a woman with short dark hair who seems to be entangled in a snaking dark cloud

New books you can borrow this month

Looking for something new to read? We’ve got you covered. Check out the new books we have in this month, and pop on by to borrow one. From poetry to graphic novels, I’m sure you will find something that takes your fancy.

Cover of The Art Of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson. The book cover is dark blue, with a stylised female figure in pink emerging from a male figure that has been split in two like a chrysalis.

YA Recommendations

These books are a must-read for Young Adult fiction lovers. Whether you like being transported to the streets of New York battling mythical creatures, or travelling to far away lands where magic is everywhere, or even just going to high school, befriending an outsider, there is something here for everyone. 

New books to borrow

New books to borrow from the GWL bookshelves.

Seeing Things trip to “Claiming Back the Narrative”

Seeing Things is a group that meet up to see art, performances and cultural events put on by women across Glasgow and beyond. We think it’s more fun to go to see things together, and we usually have a cup of tea or coffee afterwards.  Our trips are always free. It would be great if you […]

New Books For You To Borrow

There are several books in GLW, new Editing , different culture, real feats of adventures, biography books and emotional words as poetry. All these types are available now on our shelves. It is a new reading and borrowing opportunity in the Glasgow Women’s Library.

Interregnum no. 1, laser cut puzzle bricks, cork and wool, by Sogol Mabadi, 2018. Credit: Iman Tajik

Home Where Home is Not: A Response

One of our volunteers, Milly, has written a really personal response to our current exhibition, Home Where Home is Not. Milly also invites you to come and see the works of the artists Sogol Mabadi and Birthe Jorgensen, and consider what home means to you.

Mary Alice explains Speedway

In this blog our volunteer Mary Alice tells us about the speedway collection held at GWL and how she helped to archive it with another volunteer, Arran.

A Golden Chance

This blog is about our volunteer Saadia’s experience of being involved in the Textiles and Activism Project practically and her reflections on the project.

No precious words to say thanks to GWL

This blog post is about my experience of joining and experiencing GWL for the previous seven months. I came to Scotland from Pakistan around three years ago, but I spent most of that time at my home in Glasgow. I discovered the GWL on the internet. I learned to read and write in English from school and University, but I have learned to speak and listen in English here at GWL. People in Glasgow speak very fast!

Seeing Things celebrates Black History Month

Hi everyone, In the month of October, we from the Seeing Things group at Glasgow Women’s Library are really excited to be celebrating Black History Month. In it’s 30th anniversary this year, Black History Month was introduced to recognise, appreciate and celebrate the diverse communities in Britain. It is a month dedicated to educating others […]