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Glasgow Women's Library

Door open days

Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival

The beautiful Category B listed Carnegie Library has been home to the world-famous Glasgow Women's Library since 2013. There is a library, archive and a programme of year round events dedicated to women�s lives, histories and achievements.

GWL is visited by people from all over the world and from just around the corner. It is a Recognised Collection of National Significance, a status only awarded to those museums that house collections deemed important to telling of a national story.

Mon-Wed & Fri 9.30am-5pm, Thu 9.30am-7.30pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-4pm


Limited parking in Bridgeton area, please note on street parking is available but priority for local residents. GWL have bike storage available to visitors, please ask inside the library. 

Accessibility: Small ramp at the entrance followed by automatic doors to GWL foyer. Then there is quite a heavy double door on the way in to the Library – we are currently looking into power-assisted doors, but in the meantime our front of house team are available to help with accessing the Library. The library and main events space are on the ground floor. Lift or stairs access to level 1.

Key Information

Architect: James Robert Rhind, Collective Architecture

Building Date: 1903-6; 2015

Doors Open Day 2018:

Open all week, for Doors Open Day GWL are hosting special building tours to let you see behind the scenes, introduce you to the library, its collections and projects, and get your questions answered.

Tours: Mon-Fri 1pm (Tue 1pm Get to Know GWL: Building Tour of GWL in Urdu), (Thu 1pm & 6pm (Get to Know GWL: Building Tour in Farsi)), Sat 3pm, Sun 2pm (Opening the Doors to our Archive &�MuseumStores Tour) & 3pm; 45 minutes

Booking not required


A drop in craft activity will be on offer for children. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Where to find us

  • 23 Landressy Street
  • Glasgow
  • G40 1BP