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.


Book launch: Perfectly Natural

LAGANZ is hosting the launch of Perfectly Natural : the audacious story of Iris Florence Peter Williams by Julie Glamuzina
▸ on Wednesday 29 October, 6-8pm
▸ at the National Library, cnr Molesworth and Aitken Streets.
Friends of LAGANZ and non-members welcome - please RSVP to by 5pm, Tuesday 28 October.

Julie Glamuzina is a lesbian feminist researcher and writer on social histories about lesbian and gay lives and the exploration of gender and sexuality. Her new publication is the story of Iris Florence Williams who was born in the Hokianga and later lived in Auckland as Peter Williams. She passed as a man, married several women, and claimed to be 'of the lesbian kind'.

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.

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