Visit the Library

Due to the Covid-19 virus situation, Glasgow Women’s Library is currently closed, and we are planning for a phased re-entry into the GWL building starting on 1st September.

More information about our phased approach to re-opening GWL can be read here.

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.

Opening hours

Our opening times are:

Monday: 9.30am to 5pm
Tuesday: 9.30am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9.30am to 5pm
Thursday: 9.30am to 7.30pm
Friday: 9.30am to 5pm
Saturday: 12pm to 4pm
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.