Read. Learn. Create.

We are the first women’s history lending library in the United States

About Us

Small But Mighty

Our non profit provides a community space where men, women, and children can escape their hectic lives, where they can feel welcomed and inspired. We have combined a lending-library and a cozy living room. We have created a place where our “Guides” are like Cast Members from Disney World and the energy is positive and world-changing like at a Girl Scout meeting.

How You Can Help

Book Donations

We will accept any books about women or written by women. Our focus is on female written autobiographies, research papers, letters, cookbooks, and diaries from women around the world from any time period.

Become a Volunteer

You can get involved today by becoming a Volunteer. Sign up and you will be joining a group of change-makers, a network strong enough to impact positive change.

Monthly Donations

Your gift will keep the doors open, keep our collection free to the public, keep our podcasts on air, and help fund our community events. Support women’s voices. Support women’s history.

Library News & Events

  • Gal’s Guide NaNo
    November 2020 Gal’s Guide will be hosting a NaNoWriMo group online and in-person meetings. Granted, because we focus on women’s history, we hope you are writing about bad-ass women of history however we welcome all into our group. If you are new to NaNoWriMo it stands for National Novel Writing Month and the challenge is […]
  • Halloween Grab & Go
    Never Fear! Worried Halloween will be canceled this year? Never fear, Gal’s Guide will be outside and have a low-contact grab & go bag waiting for you. Filled with candy and Frankenstein themed goodies. Spooky Books! We’ll even have some spooky books ready for all ages to checkout.
  • Short Story Club – September
    We’re hosting an online discussion with a hand-picked short story by your fearless leader, Katie Harris. All stories will be by female authors and feature a drink cocktail recipe that pairs with the story. Sunday’s at 8pm on Zoom September 6 “You Are My Dear Friend” by Madhuri Vijay September 13 Two stories from the […]

Come to the Library!

Visit this rare gem and be inspired.

Due to COVID 19 we are running by appointment

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Nickel Plate Arts Studio

107 S. 8th Street

Noblesville, IN 46060
(317) 900-1255 call or text