LILAC (Lesbian Information, Library and Archives Centre) is Wellington's lending library for women whose primary relationships are with women.
LILAC 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.
LILAC's Holiday break
LILAC closes for 2021 on Saturday 18 December - so be in before 2pm for holiday reading! The library will reopen on Wednesday 12 January 2022 ... when you can replenish your holiday reading.
LILAC's new online catalogue
LILAC has a new searchable catalogue on TinyCat - try it. The records in the database still need a bit of work ... but it is a vast improvement on the LibraryThing version. Author/title lists are also available for browsing.
New titles in LILAC
Check the new titles page for our latest additions - with links to reviews.
Current book display in LILAC - books by Jeanette Winterson
The book display at the east end of the room (opposite the door) is a selection of books by Jeanette Winterson - the author featuring at the next Book Group meeting on Wednesday 8 December.
LILAC @ the Coasters dinners
LILAC has a service at the monthly Kapiti Coasters pot-luck dinners - see the Membership page for more information.
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 files
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!