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Turn your walk into a herstory treasure hunt

Our usual programme of guided Women’s Heritage Walks hasn’t gone ahead, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting to know your area through the lives of women. We’ve got some inspiration and resources to get you started…

GWL Building Sign featuring the GWL logo of a red circle with a green figure of a walking woman and an 'i' for information, beside the text Glasgow Women's Library. The sign sticks out from the blonde sandstone walls of the building, and the sky above is blue.

Our Building is Closed… But We Are Still Working!

While our building must remain closed, and we are unable to programme our usual array of innovative events, exhibitions and projects to bring to you in real life, our digital doors are open so that you can still enjoy being part of our GWL community. We are also working together as a team, with our Board of Directors, to plan as far as we can for the future, and for the time when we can welcome people back safely to our beautiful building.

Black Lives Matter

As an intersectional feminist museum, Glasgow Women’s Library works to highlight and redress structural inequalities, ensure that real lived experiences are reflected in our collections, and enact change.

We unequivocally stand in solidarity against racism, oppression and inequality.

Poetry to get you through…

I love poetry because it makes you hear words and see life in a new way. You can read or listen to a poem in a few minutes and then take it with you in your head to think about. You can read it again and maybe something you didn’t notice the first time jumps […]

Google Streetview screenshot of the GWL entrance, with a sandwichboard that says 'Hello Everyone Welcome'. A streetview navigation arrow points towards the open doors.

Opening our Digital Door

While our physical doors are shut, our digital doors are well and truly open as we continue to rethink and reshape our events and activities, and inspire people through our unique collections – and so you can continue to enjoy GWL digitally and via our social media platforms.

Find Your Words – hints and tips on performance poetry from Courtney Stoddart

One of the highlights of our Open the Door digital festival from 18th to 22nd May 2020 will be GWL’s  first ever digital poetry slam. Although the deadline for main slam entries is now past, we are still taking entries to our ‘calm slam’ for beginners (deadline 8th May). In this blog, performance poet extraordinaire […]

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 […]

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.