Glasgow Women's Library

Glasgow Women's Library
23 Landressy Street, Glasgow, G40 1BP
  • Telephone 0141 550 2267
  • Opening times Mon–Wed & Fri 9.30am–5pm; Thu 9.30am–7.30pm; Sat noon–4pm; individual events may vary.
  • Email
  • Website www.womenslibrary.org.uk
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Glasgow Women's Library

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Glasgow Women’s Library is the only resource of its kind in Scotland. As well as a lending library, they house a treasure trove of historical and contemporary artifacts and archive materials that celebrate the lives, histories and achievements of women. They support women in Scotland through a range of services and programmes and host over 200 events and activities each year.

If arriving by bus take the 18, 43, 46, 64, 65, 164, 263 or 2 to London Road/Bridgeton Cross. The closest railway station to the Library is Bridgeton station and the website offers a range of cycling routes from various locations across the city.

Events at this venue

There are 8 events at this location

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Bold Types: Creative Writing Showcase

The theme for our Bold Types: Creative Writing Competition this autumn is Blether – which we think is perfect! Hear the shortlisted writers read their stories in front of our wonderfully supportive and encouraging panel of judges: prize-winning poet Alycia Pirmohamed; Alison Irvine, creative writing tutor and acclaimed…

Thu 21 Nov

Free / 0141 550 2267

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Booking is essential.

Lis Rhodes: Telling Invents Told

Artist and filmmaker Lis Rhodes launches her first collection of writings.

Sat 7 Dec

Free / 0141 550 2267

Booking is essential.

A Spoon is the Safest Vessel

A mixed media exhibition.

Mon 18 Nov

Free / 0141 550 2267

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Tue 19 Nov

Free / 0141 550 2267

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Wed 20 Nov

Free / 0141 550 2267

  • 09:30 – 17:00
…and 26 more dates until 20 Dec

Story Café Special: Blether

Everyone knows we love nothing more than a good blether at Story Café! Comedian Lubna Kerr will share funny stories of being a Scottish Asian woman, including her transition from 'working as a pharmacist – one of the top professions according to South Asian mums – to a career in comedy and acting'! Pull up a chair and…

Thu 21 Nov

Free / 0141 550 2267

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Booking is essential.

Survivors Zine the Archive

Learn to write and bind your own zine! In this workshop, we'll transform copies of archival material from the Women’s Aid Archive into hand-bound zines. During the first part of the workshop, we'll use archival material to tell our own stories, crafting poetry or prose through the inspirational material housed at the…

Fri 22 Nov

Free / 0141 550 2267

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Booking is essential.

Warm Welcome

An opportunity to find out more about borrowing and volunteering at the library, and to have your questions answered.

Sat 7 Dec

Free / 0141 550 2267

  • 12:00 – 14:00

Sat 4 Jan 2020

Free / 0141 550 2267

  • 12:00 – 14:00

Sat 1 Feb 2020

Free / 0141 550 2267

  • 12:00 – 14:00

Women Making It

A recurring workshop for women with plenty of creative classes, film screenings and clothes making.

Fri 22 Nov

Free / 0141 550 2267

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Fri 29 Nov

Free / 0141 550 2267

  • 10:30 – 12:30

Zine the Archive!

Learn to write and bind your own zine! In this workshop, we'll transform copies of archival material from the Women’s Aid Archive into hand-bound zines. During the first half of the workshop, we'll use archival material to tell our own stories, crafting poetry or prose through the inspirational material housed at the…

Sun 11 Oct 2020

Free / 0141 550 2267

Part of Book Week Scotland.

Booking is essential.

Reviews & features

The Hot 100 2018: #1 Glasgow Women's Library

1 Nov 2018

Glasgow Women's Library have been quietly going about their business for nearly 30 years. We pay tribute to this year's Hot 100 number one

As the only accredited museum dedicated to women's history in the UK, Glasgow Women's Library is more than a library, is not just for women and reaches out far beyond its base in the east end of Glasgow.

Glasgow Women's Library for Museum of the Year

2 Jul 2018

A few reasons why we're flying the flag for GWL

This Thursday the Art Fund will announce the winner of 2018's Museum of the Year. There are five nominees vying for the £100,000 prize; Brookland's Museum in Weybridge, Feren's Art Gallery in Hull, The Postal Museum in London, Tate St Ives and Glasgow…

#MyMuseum: Glasgow Women's Library shortlisted for the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

7 Jun 2018

Adele Patrick tells us more about their nomination for the prestigious prize

The Glasgow Women's Library has been recognised for its achievements and innovations by being shortlisted for the prestigious Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018. The £100,000 prize, supported by the Art Fund, is designed to seek out exceptional museums in…

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