Visit the Library

With Glasgow moving into Level 4 Covid-19 restrictions, the GWL building will be closed from 4pm on Friday 20th November.

Find out what to expect when you visit, including safety procedures and FAQs here.

The Library is free to enter, and you don’t need an appointment to visit. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about book borrowing or what’s on.

Opening hours

Until Friday 20th November, our opening hours will be:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11am to 4pm
Wednesday: 11am to 4pm
Thursday: 2pm to 7pm
Friday: 11am to 4pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

If you wish to access the archive or museum collections, or would like to visit the Library outside these hours, please contact us.

We are sometimes open outwith our usual opening hours for specific events: see the events calendar for details.


Our address is:
Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow G40 1BP

See Where to find us for directions to the Library by bus, train, or car.


The Library is wheelchair accessible, with lifts to the first floor and the mezzanine and archive.

An induction loop is available for events – please let a member of staff know if you require this.

We have disabled toilets on the ground and first floors, and all the Glasgow Women’s Library bathrooms are individual closed stalls and are gender neutral.

If you need help accessing the library, or would like more information about access, please contact us and we will be very happy to offer you assistance.


We have a small kitchen where tea and coffee is available for a small donation.

Organising a group visit

The library is a unique, welcoming space with a learning programme, a lending library, an archive and museum store, and exhibition spaces. We are happy to welcome visiting groups from anywhere in Scotland by prior arrangement, when we can show you around and tell you about our history and our plans for the future. It is essential to book group visits in advance. To make arrangements for a group visit and tour, please contact us.

If it is difficult for your group to travel to Glasgow, we can also visit you as part of our national lifelong learning programme.