Glasgow Women's Library

Glasgow Women's Library

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Glasgow Women's Library

Glasgow Women’s Library is a vibrant information hub housing a lending library, archive collections and contemporary and historical artefacts relating to women’s lives, histories and achievements. It delivers an innovative Lifelong Learning Programme, an Adult Literacy and Numeracy Project, a dedicated Black and Minority Ethnic Women’s Project and a National Lifelong Learning Project.
GWL’s mission is to celebrate the lives and achievements of women, champion their historical, cultural and political contributions and act as a catalyst to eradicate the gender gap that contributes to widespread inequalities in Scotland. GWL is used by a broad range of people. While its collection of materials is open to all, the learning programmes are mainly targeted at women, and in particular those who are the most disadvantaged and marginalised in society. Consequently, there is no typical GWL user: PhD students, academics, researchers, homeless women, those living with or overcoming addictions, women surviving domestic abuse or in prostitution all access GWL, are all equally welcome and all feel an equal sense of ownership and belonging in the organisation.
GWL is arguably at its most exciting stage of development to date, having recently achieved Full Accreditation as a Registered Museum and currently raising capital funding for a £1. 5 million expansion and refurbishment of new premises at the Mitchell Library, Glasgow. Unique in Scotland, GWL is also working towards accreditation and renaming as a national resource in Scotland.

Founded 1991