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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.

Reaching for the Moon.

Film Reaching for the Moon

This film - an intimate retelling of the turbulent love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares - will go on general release in Wellington on October 2.

LILAC has 2 double passes to the movie to give away in a competition - go to events page to enter.

New titles in LILAC

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

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: Wednesday 24 September, 6.30 - 8.00 pm
  • featuring Non-fiction. There is a list of non-fiction books in the order they are shelved in LILAC to help you find your way around the collection - or browse the online shelf lists.

Lesbian Radio mugs at LILAC

Lesbian Radio have produced a 30th Anniversary mug, and they are for sale at LILAC for a mere $8. Please bring cash - preferably the correct amount - when you come to buy yours.

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