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Library information and resources 

Our libraries supply information and resources on the following.

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 and heart disease.

For young people there is a Shelf Help collection.

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

Reading Well Mood boosting books

Reading Well Mood boosting books help you to feel more positive.

All titles can be reserved to be collected from your local library.

Macmillan cancer information and support service

This service is staffed by, Macmillan trained, volunteers, at Saltcoats Library on Wednesdays 10am to 12 noon and Fridays 11am to 2.30pm.

We offer
  • support and information to anyone who has cancer, their relatives, friends and carers
  • access to counselling
  • a relaxing place to meet others affected by cancer
  • access to complementary therapies
  • links to support groups

The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service is a partnership between Macmillan Cancer Support and North Ayrshire Council. Thanks also for the kind assistance of Ayrshire Cancer Support.