Staff, volunteers, interns and student placements share updates from projects and events at Glasgow Women’s Library

Kirsty Logan reading her 21 Revolutions story, 'This Is Liberty'. Credit: GWL

Let Us Tell You a Story…

… About 21 Revolutions. Who doesn’t love to be read to? Being transported through surprising places, times and emotions is a joy at any time, and being read to by some of Scotland’s most prolific writers is truly a special experience. To mark Glasgow Women’s Library’s 21st Birthday in 2012, the Library commissioned 21 artists and 21 writers to […]

Making Her Mark – Women Artists and Stories from the Poorhouse

Since January 2020, two groups of women have been discovering the fascinating histories of forgotten Renfrewshire women as part of the Making Her Mark project. Here, group tutor Lil Brookes tells us about some of the discoveries they have made… “Making Her Mark” is about making women’s heritage significant to the story of Paisley and […]

Online Reading to Keep You Company Through Isolation

As we all prepare to self-isolate in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, we are sharing some reading you can access for free at home to keep you company while you stay safe inside.

Seeing things


Over the next few weeks, we want to do as much as we can to create this sense of community online. That’s why we want to take our Seeing Things group online with #StillSeeingThings. We’ll be showcasing the work and exhibitions of organisations from around the world, as well as things from our own building.

Coronavirus and caring for our community

At Glasgow Women’s Library, we are monitoring the COVID-19, often referred to as coronavirus, situation very closely. Here we update you with our response to this growing concern.

Wages against housework

Introducing the St Andrews Women’s Liberation Group

Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) is a unique treasure trove, which documents women’s history and struggle throughout society. Their archives, which deserve their own recognition, are home to numerous personal letters, photographs, reports and objects- all of which give us insight into the history of women’s lives and the gaps we have yet to fill. I […]

A book of selected letters by Catherine Carswell and 'Open the Door' sit on a small chair.

Some of Sara Sheridan’s Sheroes

Just in time for International Women’s Day, and ahead of her event ‘Where Are the Women?’ at GWL on 14th March, we asked Sara Sheridan to name just a few of the women connected to Glasgow that she would call sheroes. 

Glasgow Women's Library at 23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton

Job Vacancy: Digital and Marketing Officer

The deadline for applications for this post has now passed.

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic and committed individual for the role of Digital and Marketing Officer.

Moving Mountains: Visioning Intersectional Feminist Leadership

Adele writes about her ‘productive pause’ in 2018/19, after 27 years as a volunteer and staff team member at GWL, to undertake a Clore Fellowship. You can get a flavour of the wide range of activities, visits and collaborations she undertook during a jam-packed seven months of intense learning. The Fellowship gave her time to think about her contribution to the GWL story and the other ways in which she had ‘lived her feminist life’, and what she might demand of herself going forward.

The stolen letters: a herstory of Spanish women writers

Don’t miss out on this week’s Story Cafe highlighting Spanish women writers. Spanish brunch snacks!).