Glasgow Women's Library


23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow, City of Glasgow, G40 1BP

    Glasgow Women's Library is no ordinary library. The only resource of its kind in Scotland and offer a rich programme of learning and events as well as housing our lending library and a wonderful treasure trove of historical and contemporary artefacts

    Glasgow Women’s Library is no ordinary library! We are the only resource of its kind in Scotland and a true national treasure.


    As well as a lending library, we hold a wonderful treasure trove of historical and contemporary artifacts and archive materials that celebrate the lives, histories and achievements of women. From Suffragette memorabilia and 1930s dress making patterns to rare 1970s Scottish Women’s Liberation newsletters, it’s all here!

    We have a vibrant and diverse programme of events and activities available all year round. Incuding Women's Heritage Walks, book readings, exhibitions and so much more. 

    We also support thousands of women across Scotland every year to improve their lives through our services and programmes, including support and activities that tackle a wide range of issues from poverty and women’s health, sexuality and surviving violence.

    Empowering women is one of our key aims.

    We have grown from a small grassroots project into the main hub for information by, for and about women in Scotland with 13 paid staff and more than 80 volunteers a year, offering specialized learning, collections and archives. GWL has always been a hotbed of ideas and is now growing into a pioneering women’s social enterprise.

    A well-used, welcoming and accessible service, we take pride in our genuinely integrated and continually growing communities of users, from professional researchers to those who, for whatever reason, feel remote from culture and learning.

    First time visitors and old friends are always assured of a warm welcome.

    Learning is at the heart of what we do: we deliver over 200 innovative events and activitiesacross Scotland every year, from film screenings to guided walks and core programmes including our Adult Literacy and Numeracy and Black and Minority Ethnic Women’s Projects.

    Glasgow Women’s Library is a registered company and a charity.

    Registered Company No: 178507
    Registered Office: 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow G40 1BP
    Charity No: SC029881



    Opening Times
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Our opening hours are 9.30am-5pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 9.30am-7.30pm on Tuesday. If you would like to visit the Library outside these hours, please contact us.


    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Toilets


    • City Location


    • On Public Transport Route
    • Parking Free on street parking outside Library


    • Children Welcome


    • Level Access

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
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    Road Directions


    The Library is just around the corner from Bridgeton Cross – you can reach the Library on Landressy Street from London Road, or on foot from James Street.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting to us by bus

    Take the 18, 43, 46, 64, 65, 164, 263 or 2 to London Road/Bridgeton Cross

    For information on bus services call:

    FirstGlasgow: 0141 423 6600
    Glasgow Citybus: 0141 954 2255
    Scottish Citylink Coaches: 08705 505050

    Getting to us by train

    The closest railway station to the Library is Bridgeton station – take the low-level train from Glasgow Central.

    For more information about trains visit the Scotrail website

    Getting to us by bicycle

    Cycling Route 75 follows the Clyde to Glasgow Green which is a 3 minute ride from Landressy Street along cycle paths (click on the links for some suggested routes from the EastWest,NorthSouth East and South West which take in interesting landmarks along the way)

    Please contact the Library if you have any questions about access.

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