Visit the Library

The Library is open throughout the week, when you can pop in to browse our books and find out more about what’s on at the Library.

The Library is free to enter, and you don’t need an appointment to visit. If you’re coming to an event, please check the calendar to see if you need to book a ticket, and if you want to access material in our archive and museum collections, please contact us to arrange access at least two weeks before you plan to visit.

Temporary Library Closures

Due to ongoing work to replace our boiler, and decreasing temperatures, we have made the decision to temporarily decrease our opening hours throughout November and December. As staff will be working from alternative locations during this period, there may be a delay in responding to your message – we appreciate your patience while this work happens, and will respond as soon as possible.

From Monday 18th November we will be closed on Mondays and Fridays, and we will have reduced opening hours on Thursdays. We will be closed for the holidays from Saturday 21st December and will return to our regular opening hours when we reopen on Monday 6th January 2020.

Temporary Opening Hours

Our temporary opening times are:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9.30am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9.30am to 5pm
Thursday: 9.30am to 5pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 12pm to 4pm
Sunday: Closed

More information about these closures is available here.


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.