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Our libraries supply information and resources on the following.

Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service in Kilwinning Library

The Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service in Kilwinning Library offers drop-in sessions on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 10.30am until 12.30pm. Our team of volunteers offer a friendly, listening ear to anyone affected by cancer and they can help you access cancer information and both local and national support services.

There’s no need to make an appointment, drop in and speak with our volunteers over tea or coffee. The rest of the week when the building is open, please feel free to browse our Macmillan information booklets which are free to take home.

Near Me space at Kilwinning Library

Near Me is a video calling service used by many health and public services. 

Not everyone who is offered a Near Me appointment will have a Wi-Fi connection, available data, or IT equipment/smartphone to take advantage of the service. They may not have a private place to make the call, or they could be unsure of how it works.

Kilwinning Library has a dedicated Near Me space with IT equipment and complete privacy to make your call. The space can be booked by services or service users. Library staff can provide assistance for anyone who is unsure how it works.

Check out our Near Me film below:

For more information, or to book the Near Me space, call the library on 01294 554699 or email Kilwinning Library during opening hours.

Health and wellbeing

Reading Well Books on Prescription

Reading Well Books on Prescription are available for common mental health conditions including:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • phobias
  • some eating disorders

and long term conditions such as:

  • arthritis
  • bowel conditions
  • diabetes
  • heart disease

For young people there is a Reading Well for Teens.

Dementia books on prescription include 'Pictures to Share' to stimulate conversation.

Dementia Information Hubs

Libraries have a range of Alzheimer Scotland dementia information materials. Staff can also help you to access the Brain Health Scotland tool. This tool helps to identify personal areas to take action with a few quick questions.