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.

New titles in LILAC

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

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.

LILAC bookk group: The Women of Paris.
  • next: Wednesday 29 June, 6.30 - 8.00 pm
  • Featuring: books by and about the women of Paris
    This could include Colette, Djuna Barnes, Sylvia Beach, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Natalie Barney and Romaine Brooks along with other less well known female literati in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. The political, social, and artistic lives of these renowned lesbian and bisexual Modernists, can be discovered in many biographies and works of fiction now on display at LILAC. Plus we have a page of links to online texts and interviews

LILAC @ Coasters dinners

LILAC has a service at the monthly Kapiti Coasters pot-luck dinners - see the Membership page for more information.

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.


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