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.

Open days at LILAC during Pride

LILAC is holding two open days to coincide with the Wellington Pride Festival 2019:

This is a good opportunity for women who are interested in joining LILAC to drop in, have a look around and chat with collective members. Light refreshments will be available.

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LILAC at Out in the Park

Out in the Park.

LILAC will have a stall at Out in the Park, Wellington's annual LGBTTQIAF+ Fair - on Saturday 16 March in Civic Square. We will have information about LILAC, and will be selling second-hand books and bling to raise funds.

If you have any books that aren't sparking joy in your life anymore, send us an email and we'll happily arrange pickup prior to the day and add them to our stash for sale.

This is our main fundraising event of the year - please support LILAC to help pay the rent and maintain the LILAC Lounge as a vibrant library and events venue for the Wellington lesbian/queer women communities.

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!

Art at LILAC

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


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