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.

Annual General Meeting

Notice is given that the twentieth Annual General Meeting of LILAC will be held in the LILAC Lounge on the second floor of 187 Willis Street at 7pm on Wednesday, 21 October 2015. The Annual Report and agenda for the meeting are in the 2014-15 newsletter (pdf, 195kb)

Stitch & Butch

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

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: 28 October, 6.30 - 8.00 pm
  • featuring any book by a New Zealand author

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