Hunger Strike Medal, awarded by the WSPU to Maud Joachim, 1912.

Help us fundraise to acquire Maud Joachim’s medal recognising the first hunger strike in Scotland.

Help us fundraise to acquire this important piece of #herstory

A print in blue and orange colours of a person sitting at a train window, you can see their face in profile. They have a bottle of water in front of them and out of the window behind them are trees and mountains and jsut behind the tree is a peace sign on a placard.

Autumn Programme 2023 Out Now

As we enter Autumn and eventually the new year we’ll be focusing on and honouring the importance of listening, paying attention and some of the quieter acts of resistance that can be overlooked amongst many demanding distractions.

Rabiya Choudhry's artwork affixed to the side of the library building

Rabiya Choudhry artwork donated to Glasgow Women’s Library

We are delighted to announce Rabiya Choudhry’s illuminated artwork ‘Give light and people will find the way (Ella Baker)’, commissioned by The Common Guild for ‘anywhere in the universe’ has been gifted to Glasgow Women’s Library by the artist and will remain in place here at the library as a permanent installation. 

GWL Building Illustration by Rosemary Cunningham

Doors Open Day 2023

We are delighted to be throwing open our doors for Doors Open Day 2023.

Visit the beautiful Category B-listed Carnegie Library, home to the world-famous Glasgow Women’s Library since 2013. Get to know the library, archive, museum and our year round programme of events dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements. We’ll be open 10am – 4.30 pm on Friday the 15th and 12noon – 4pm on Saturday the 16th of September. No need to book, just pop in!

Bold Types Logo that shows a piece of paper with squiggles on it to represent text. The paper has another green rectangle behind it and next to this it says 'Bold Types'

Bold Types Scottish Women’s Creative Writing Competition 2023

Be bold and submit your short stories and poems to our annual writing competition. We’re following Book Week Scotland’s theme – ADVENTURE. Feel free to interpret the theme in any way you like and we can’t wait to be enthralled by your entries!

From ‘Mother House’ to ‘Role Play’, placement student Viki explores the work of artist Pamela So

As part of our ‘GWL Origins: Pre-internet Community Building’ exhibition GWL recreated a vinyl window text site from Pam So’s ‘Mother House’ (1998) exhibited in the prior Trongate space of […]

two photographs - the one on the left shows a Ana Garcia wearing black with black hair and dark eye liner facing the camera but looking just past it. the photograph on the left shows Emily Beaney with long dark hair with greeny blue ends smiling and looking at someone to the right of the camera.

Moving the Image / Moviendo la Imagen: Representing, Reframing and Reclaiming 

Call for Collaborators Artists Emily Beaney and Ana García Jácome are seeking expressions of interest from disabled women with a creative practice to contribute to an online collaborative project. The […]

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Student placement Viki Matejova shares her feminist snailhood at GWL

Coming to the end of my placement at the library as part of my MSc in Applied Gender Studies at Strathclyde, I would like to share my experience as a […]

Summer Programme 2023: Events At A Glance

Our Summer 2023 Programme is now available and you can pick up your copy of the beautiful printed brochure at GWL or take a look on our online events calendar. We have Large […]

A selection of placards from our Museum collection, used in protests and demonstrations, from 1995 to 2023

Summer Programme 2023 Out Now

Our Summer 2023 Programme is now available and you can pick up your copy of the beautiful printed brochure at GWL, take a look on our online events calendar, or download a pdf programme to […]