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. There is flat access from the street and a lift to the 2nd floor.

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.

Retro Lesbian Cards Exhibition launch

LILAC's next art exhibition will be launched on Wednesday 3rd April at 6pm at the LILAC lounge.

This is a display of lesbian postcards, greeting cards and cartoons - both from New Zealand and overseas - a collection owned by Sue Alexander who will be there to give a brief introduction to her wonderful archive ... more on the event webpage

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

LILAC volunteer 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!


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