Glasgow Women’s Library celebrates the launch of its newly refurbished building, with a visit from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The stunning new purpose-designed spaces will be home to unique and fascinating archives and artefacts celebrating women’s writing, history and achievements in Scotland and beyond.
In reaching this landmark achievement, Glasgow Women’s Library has benefitted from capital grants and public donations of over £1 million to revamp the Grade B-listed Carnegie public library building with purpose-built spaces for its innovative programmes of cultural and learning events.
As the only accredited museum in the UK dedicated to women’s history, Glasgow Women’s Library now also boasts purpose-built stores in which to preserve its rare collections of artefacts and archives, including a substantial collection of original Suffragette memorabilia. Equipped with exhibition spaces and provision for a forthcoming cafe and shop, the building will also be available for community use with a dazzling events programme celebrating Scotland’s women’s culture, achievements, learning and heritage.
The outside façade of a newly installed lift features titles from the Library’s vast book collection. Visited by people from all over the world, while also being well used by the local East End community, Glasgow Women’s Library is open for events and visits, respected all over Scotland as both a cultural asset to Glasgow’s East End and an important centre for women’s history, empowerment and learning in Scotland.