Visit the Library

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. You can also find out what’s on at the Library from our events calendar.

Opening hours

The Glasgow Women’s Library building is now open. The safety and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and visitors remains our top priority and our safety measures, including social distancing, mask wearing, hand sanitising and handwashing points, and regular cleaning, will continue to be in place.

Our opening hours are currently:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 11am to 4pm
Thursday: 2pm to 7pm
Saturday: 12noon to 4pm

If you wish to access material in the archive or museum collections not currently on display, please contact us.

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

Directions

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.

Accessibility

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.

Refreshments

Unfortunately with Covid-19 safety procedures in place, we’re not currently able to offer teas and coffees.

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 (subject to Covid-19 restrictions), 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.