Glasgow Women's Library

Photo: library. Currently situated at 81 Parnie Street, G1 5RH ,Glasgow Women's Library set to move to The Mitchell. The purpose of the library is to provide information by and about women.

It's a popular meeting place for women and its creative, supportive environment acts as a catalyst for projects, friendships and laughter. The Library is well known for its original events and for its lively learning programmes. First time visitors and old friends are always assured of a warm welcome.

In addition it has a host of different clubs and offers many services including:

  • An innovative Lifelong Learning Programme, with a range of events, courses and workshops
  • An Adult Literacy and Numeracy Project - support with reading. writing and numbers
  • A Black and Minority Ethnic Women's Project, providing learning opportunites in a safe and welcoming environment
  • The 'Women in Scotland' Database, with information on all women's organisations in Scotland - an essential networking and consultation tool A large and unique collection of materials comprising a lending library, archives, historical and contemporary artefacts relating to women's lives, history and achievements.

After 16 years of gathering materials and delivering services to women, Glasgow Women's Library is now working towards its 2008 relocation to the Mitchell Library in Glasgow's West End, making this the most important and ambitious phase of GWL's development to date. When funding is secured, work will begin on the purpose built space which will include archive and exhibition spaces. In 2009, Glasgow Women's Library will re-open its doors to the public, ready to embrace its new community and continue to provide excellent services for its existing users.

In the Meantime, Glasgow Women's Library will be providing:

  • guided walks aroung Glasgow and Dundee the women's history detective club
  • walks and workshops exploring the role of Glasgow in the tobacco trade, slavery and the abolition movement, with a particular focus on women
  • story-telling workshops to mark International Women's Day
  • taster Open University courses
  • an introduction to tracing your family tree

....and all the usual favourites!

See programme for 2008