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.

Continuation of the LILAC Annual General Meeting

The continuation of the AGM held on 17 November 2016 will take place 6pm on Tuesday, 28 February 2017 at the LILAC lounge. See the Membership page for more information.

Open Day at LILAC

LILAC is having an Open Day on Saturday 11 March as part of the Wellington Pride Festival ... more on the Events page

Celebration of a new book

Join us to celebrate the release of Tasting the Strange, an e-book by Robin Flemming ... more on the Events page

LILAC at Out in the Park

Out in the Park.

LILAC will be at Out in the Park, the annual Pride Fair, on Saturday 18 March.
The library will be closed on the day 'cos we will all be busy elsewhere.

The LILAC stall will be providing information about the library, and selling secondhand books. We welcome donations of books to sell - please email us at if you have books to donate and we will arrange pick-up (or drop off). We like to have the books a few days before the Fair!

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