The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) is the independent advisory body to the Scottish Government on library and information services.



View all the events organised by SLIC along with external events that may be of interest. Submit your own event to the calendar.

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Our central database is full of useful resources. Browse through them or filter the results to help you find what you are looking for.

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We administer Scottish Government funding for public libraries (Public Library Improvement Fund) and funding for the wider library and information sector (Innovation and Development Fund).


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SLIC offers leadership focus and support to the Scottish library and information sector, coordinating and promoting national service developments to benefit Scotland’s people and enrich our cultural, educational and economic landscape.

This website aims to provide SLIC members and the wider library and information community with information about SLIC’s activities and services.

Public Libraries Map

This map shows all 511 public libraries in Scotland. Please click the ‘View larger map’ option (top-right). Zoom in and click on a blue marker to see information about that library.

Ask Scotland

ask-scotland As of January 2016, Ask Scotland questions will be covered by the National Library of Scotland’s Ask a Librarian service. The National Library of Scotland has a team of dedicated reference librarians with a wealth of high quality resources at hand, and will be able to assist with a wide range of questions. Please visit Ask a Librarian to post your question or to find out more.