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So my journey begins a new chapter

I am a mother of three children, a wife, a daughter, auntie – the list goes on. Life has always been busy, if not running an office, there was always something to organise or make time for. Lockdown came, and with my husband and kids busy with their own lives, I fell into my normal […]

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What we’re doing for COP26

In the lead up to and during COP26 we have a range of ways you can find out more about women’s role in tackling climate change and come together with others to learn and share experiences.

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Story Café Special: Literature Beyond Borders

Read about our first international Story Café Special: Literature Beyond Borders, as we celebrated the wonderful collaboration with T2F at PeaceNiche.

“We Now Know that We Can Do Anything!”

How Book Bunk and GWL have Thrived under the Pandemic Our ‘Thriving Through Covid’ Mistress Class brought us together again with our much-loved sister organisation Book Bunk, who are working tirelessly to revitalise and reimagine public library spaces in Nairobi. We were thrilled to be partnered with Book Bunk in 2019-2020, as part of a […]

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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.

Autumn Programme: Events at a Glance

We’re excited to be launching our Autumn Programme of exhibitions and events! We have exhibition in the Library building and in Paisley and Johnstone. We will also have a few events that take place at the library while most of our events will continue to take place online. There are lots of amazing events this […]

Join our Board

Glasgow Women’s Library is the only Accredited Museum in the UK dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements, with a lending library, archive collections and innovative programmes of public events & learning opportunities. We are looking to expand our Board of Directors.  Non-Executive Directors   Successful applicants will hold a feminist perspective and experience or commitment to […]

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Bold Types Scottish Women’s Creative Writing Competition

Be bold and submit your short stories and poems to our annual writing competition. We’re following Book Week Scotland theme’s this year – CELEBRATION – and we can’t wait to see what you conjure up! Email your short stories and poems of up to 1000 words (either in a Word Document or typed in the […]