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We’re Back!

We are so thrilled to have been able to welcome visitors back to GWL since 4th May, and our opening hours are currently limited to Tuesdays – Fridays, from 11am – 4pm.  However, we will soon be extending our opening hours so that, hopefully, more of you will be able to visit us.  From Saturday 29th […]

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Job Vacancy: We are recruiting!

We are recruiting for two posts! If you’re interested in working at GWL, enjoy administration, and you’re passionate about supporting women, have a look at the job description!

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One Week To Go!

The GWL building is reopening on Tuesday 4th May. We’re really looking forward to it! This week staff and volunteers have been busy at the building getting it ready for us to welcome visitors again.  What do you need to know?  Unless you are exempt please bring a face covering to wear while you’re here. […]

Collecting voices in The Time of Coronavirus.

Over the last few months Gender studies placement student Louise Sidey has been collecting oral accounts from some of the staff and volunteers at GWL as part of the exhibit, Collecting in The Time of Corona Virus. I set out to record an oral history of staff and volunteers at the women’s library because collecting […]

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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.

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Open the Door 2021: Programme Launch

OPEN THE DOOR: SCOTLAND’S WOMEN WRITERS FESTIVAL Thursday 20th – Saturday 22nd May 2021 We are delighted to announce the 2021 Open the Door programme, the literary festival that puts women to the fore. Inspired by Glasgow’s long history of bold, creative women, the theme this year is writers who are artists and artists who are writers, and […]

The Witch, the Raven, and the Festival

Isabel Greenberg’s Art Celebrates the Forgotten Women of Shetland History You could be mistaken for thinking the Up Helly Aa festival was all sunshine and rainbows because I suppose to an outside spectator who only knows that it’s one of the Shetland Isles biggest annual festivals it does look spectacular. I was also once this […]

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Open the Door 2021: Enter our Calm Slam!

Calling all unheard poets! Submit your poem to our Open the Door 2021 Calm Slam competition!

Covid-19 update, February – April 2021

On 23rd February, the Scottish Government announced its updated Strategic Framework on Covid-19, with initial timescales for the easing of some restrictions, and a commitment to publish a more detailed version of the Framework in mid-March. At this time, there is no agreed date that allows the reopening of Libraries and Museums in Scotland and therefore, in […]

Spring Programme: Events at a Glance

Now that the days are slowly getting lighter, we’re delighted to be launching our new Spring programme of events! With a focus on kindness, community, creativity and activism, we hope there’s something for everyone. All of our events take place online, whilst some of our exhibitions may take place in the Library building. Our programme includes story […]