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Doors Open Days at GWL

16th September, 2019 - 22nd September, 2019

Inside one of the archive stores at GWL, with shelves full of pale green archive boxes. A t-shirt with the slogan 'Fight 28', and a placard reading 'Equal Rights for Women' are visible in the background.

We’re offering even more chances to get to know us, our space, and collections with tours every day of the week this Doors Open Days Festival!

Inside one of the archive stores at GWL. Credit: GWL
Inside one of the archive stores at GWL. Credit: GWL

Get to Know GWL tour (in English), Monday 16th, Tuesday 17th, Thursday 19th, Friday 20th September, 11am, Thursday 19th September, 6pm, Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd September, 2pm and 3pm

Get to Know GWL tour (in Urdu), Wednesday 18th September, 11am

Opening the Doors to our Archive and Museum Stores (in English), Saturday 21st September, Sunday 22nd September, 1pm


Visit this beautiful Category B listed Carnegie Library home to the unique Glasgow Women’s Library since 2013. Find out about the library, archive and its year round events dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements.

It was my first time at the Women’s Library and I was made too feel so welcome” – Previous tour attendee

We’ll be open 9.30am to 5pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and 9.30am to 7.30pm on Thursday. As well as from 12pm to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

We also have one of our very popular East End Women’s Heritage Walks on Sunday 22nd September.


These tours are open to all and booking is not required. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis at the start of each tour. Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is coordinated locally by Glasgow Building Preservation Trust. For more information see www.glasgowdoorsopendaysfestival.com


Glasgow Women’s Library is wheelchair accessible, with lifts to the first floor and the Mezzanine Floor. We have accessible toilets and all the bathrooms are individual closed stalls and are gender neutral. Our larger Events Space is fitted with an induction loop. A portable induction loop is also available. For paid events free companion tickets are available.

Find more information on Accessibility at GWL or contact us and we will be very happy to offer assistance.


16th September, 2019
22nd September, 2019
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267


Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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0141 550 2267