Welcome to the GWL Archive catalogue!

Glasgow Women's Library is a unique resource in Scotland, housing a huge collection of materials by, for and about women.

An accredited museum, lending library and archive, the Library holds a rich and diverse collection of books, artefacts and archives exemplifying the lives of women, charting their historical and contemporary achievements and contributions, all donated by users, supporters, members and publishers.

The GWL Archive Collection is broadly comprised of three elements: Archives donated to GWL, including the papers and records of organisations and individuals that represent the achievements and activities connected to women and women’s issues; the Lesbian Archive (formerly the LAIC), one of the most significant LGBT Historical collections in the UK with material spanning from the 1920s to the present day; and GWL’s own archives, with records relating to our groundbreaking work with women across Scotland and beyond.

Please note that this catalogue does not list the books in our lending collection. If you are looking for a book, please search the library lending catalogue. To explore our Museum collection, please visit our museum catalogue.

Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions, the archive and museum stores will be closed until 1st April 2021. If you have any questions about material in our collections, please contact us.

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