LILAC - Wellington's lesbian library LILAC - 20 years milestone.

1994 - 2014

LILAC (Lesbian Information, Library and Archives Centre) is Wellington's lending library for women-oriented women - women who form their primary relationships with women. It operates from a room at 187 Willis Street (2nd floor) - see the Location page for a map and bus routes to LILAC.
LILAC is a women-only space, although small children with their mums are okay.

Come in and look around the collection, join or renew your membership.

LILAC's holiday break

LILAC will open on Saturday 20th December, then will close for the holiday break. The library reopens on Saturday 10th January 2015 [although the muggins could be persuaded to open up on Thursday 8th, 11am - 2pm if there is any demand and you ask nicely ;-)

LILAC at Out in the Park

LILAC will have a stall at Out in the Park, Wellington's annual gay and lesbian fair - on Saturday 14th February 2015 at Waitangi Park on the Wellington waterfront. We will have information about LILAC, and will be selling secong-hand books and white elephant to raise funds. If you have anything to donate that we could sell please email

New titles in LILAC

Check the new titles page for our latest additions - with links to reviews.


In Memoriam - Porleen Simmonds

Porleen Simmonds - a foundation member of LILAC and of the Collective, died on 28th September ... more on the In Memoriam page.

LILAC @ Coasters dinners

LILAC has a service at the monthly Kapiti Coasters pot-luck dinners - see the Membership page for more information.


LILAC Bookclub

The LILAC Book Club usually meets on the last Wednesday of the month in the LILAC Library. Tea and coffee are available and there may be cake. We look forward to meeting some new faces who enjoy reading.

  • next: 28 January 2015, 6.30 - 8.00 pm
  • featuring our holiday reading

Lesbian full-text resources on the web

Check the page of links to full-text lesbian titles on the internet. Some of them are comtemporary "born digital" works, and others are older, out of copyright, books that have been scanned more...

LILAC is supported by the Armstrong & Arthur Charitable Trust for Lesbians