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.


LILAC is open as usual !! - the building passed its inspection.

Holiday break

LILAC will be open as usual on Thursday 22 December and then closes for the holiday period. The library will reopen on Thursday 12 January.

LILAC Book Group

The LILAC Book Group meets on the last Wednesday of the month in the LILAC Library. Tea and coffee are available and there may be cake. Come and join us to share a relaxing evening (re)discovering a range of lesbian literature ... more on the Book Group page

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

We have added a new section to the Web links page - links to interviews with authors, audio, video and text.

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....

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


LILAC is open:

Wed. 5.30-7.30pm, Thurs. 11am-2pm, Sat. 11am-2pm
2nd floor, 187 Willis St