LILAC - Wellington's lesbian library

LILAC (Lesbian Information, Library and Archives Centre) is Wellington's lending library for women whose primary relationships are 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.

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

LILAC is a women-only space, although small children with their mums are okay.

LILAC Open Day

To celebrate Wellington Pride LILAC Library is having an open day on Saturday 3rd March. All women are welcome to come along and check out the LILAC Lounge at 187 Willis St, level 2. Have a look at our collections, chat to Collective members, maybe join up! We're open from 11am to 2pm with tea, coffee and snacks available. Point your friends to the facebook event page and bring them along.

Update there will be Lesbian BLING on sale ... left over from our stall at Out in the Park and rather nice ... bring cash

LILAC fundraiser: Switzerland at Circa

Join LILAC and friends for a special fundraiser at Circa - a play about Patricia Highsmith ... more info on the event page

Sally interviewed actress Catherine Downes about the play and Patricia Highsmith on Lesbian Radio on 25 March - listen to the podcast [interview begins a few minutes in].

LILAC @ the Coasters dinners

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

New titles in LILAC

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

Interviews with authors

The Interviews with authors section on our Web links page has ... links to interviews with authors, audio, video and text.

Sue's clippings file

Collective member Sue collects articles from (mainstream) magazines and newspapers about lesbians, fliers for events, and the like. She welcomes contributions from sources she may not usually see.

There is a pink folder at LILAC containing a sample of the clippings - the contents are changed monthly. Check it out when you visit the library ... you'll be amazed at what turns up in women's magazines these days!

Art at LILAC

There are original artworks by local lesbian artists on display at LILAC - some for sale.

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