LILAC - Wellington's lesbian library

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.

Proud 2016 Conference Launch Community Meeting

Rainbow Wellington and ITANZ on behalf of ILGA Oceania and ILGA World invite interested people and groups to the official launch of the ILGA Oceania Rainbow Human Rights and Health Conference
Tuesday December 1, 5:30pm 7:30pm
St John's Presbyterian Church

Willis Street (cnr Macdonald St), Wellington
... more on the events page. LILAC is a supporter of the Conference.

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 Book club

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: 27 January, 6.30 - 8.00 pm
  • share your holiday reading

Events at LILAC and beyond

Chech the Events page for information about Same Same but Different, New Zealand's first LGBTI Writers' Festival will take place from February 12 to 14, 2016, in Auckland as part of Pride. Plus a note about the 2016 Writers Week 2016 in Wellington.

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....

Art at LILAC

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

Stitch & Butch

A weekly craft group, meeting on Mondays at the Lilac Lounge ... more on the events page ... including their yarnbombing!!

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