Four Scottish library services selected for pioneering Lend & Mend Hubs

A trailblazing new project helping to tackle the cost-of-living crisis will see public libraries in Edinburgh, Forfar, Kilbirnie and Orkney create ‘Lend and Mend Hubs’, as the initiative expands across Scotland.

One Card Expansion

The One Card library project has tripled in size with 15 Scottish public library services now participating in the scheme.

The Scottish Fine Free Movement

Most Scottish public library services have now joined the fine-free movement, ending fines for the late return of books.

Near Me Spaces Created in Public Libraries

A total of 10 Near Me Spaces have been created in public libraries throughout Scotland with plans to establish more soon.

Public Library Improvement Fund Awards £200,000

Public libraries across Scotland have been awarded funding to support a series of trailblazing projects, as part of the 2022/23 Public Library Improvement Fund (PLIF).

Apply to the Innovation & Development Fund 2023

Further Education, Higher Education and Specialist Libraries who want to apply to SLIC's Innovation and Development Fund need to apply before the February deadline.

School Library Improvement Fund Awards 2022

School libraries across Scotland have been awarded funding totalling £200,000 from the School Library Improvement Fund 2022.

Five Lend & Mend Libraries Announced

Five Scottish public library services have been selected to take part in a pioneering Lend & Mend project managed by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC).

Every Child A Library Member Launched

Every Child A Library Member is a new campaign to encourage parents across Scotland to introduce their children to library membership.

Learning Platform

The SLIC Learning Platform now has 1000 registered users - helping staff in libraries throughout Scotland learn new skills.

Mobile Libraries Day 2022

Scottish public library services celebrated Mobile Libraries Day 2022 yesterday as part of Book Week Scotland.

Innovation & Development Fund Now Open (1)

The SLIC Innovation and Development Fund 2022 is now open.

The 2022 SLIC Awards Winners

East Lothian Library Services and Inverclyde Libraries have both been recognised for their outstanding contributions to their local communities at the 2022 SLIC Awards.

Shortlist Announced For SLIC Award

Six leading library services across Scotland have been shortlisted for the 2022 SLIC Awards during UK Libraries Week.

Public Library Improvement Fund 2022 Opens

The Public Library Improvement Fund is now accepting applications

School Library Improvement Fund 2022 Open

Applications for the School Library Improvement Fund 2022 are now open.

Near Me In Libraries

A new initiative will see libraries across Scotland play a key role in helping people access public sector services including health and social care across the country.

UK Information Workforce Survey 2022

Library Information Services workers are being encouraged to fill out the UK Information Workforce Survey 2022.

SLIC Awards Now Open

Applications for the SLIC Awards 2022 are now officially open, with every member of the Scottish Library and Information Council able to apply.

The Europe Challenge 2022

A total of three Scottish libraries have been chosen to take part in The Europe Challenge 2022. Teams from Culture Perth & Kinross Libraries, City of Glasgow College Library Services and Western Isles Libraries have all been accepted into the programme.

Big Scottish Book Club Returns

The Big Scottish Book Club is back for a fourth series and producers are now looking for Scottish book lovers to get involved.

Scotland's Climate Beacons - One Year On

Scotland’s Climate Beacons celebrate their first birthday this month after a year of amazing progress. Two Climate Beacons involve Scottish Public Library Services – Inverclyde Libraries and Western Isles Libraries.

Information for Wellbeing Course Launched

A new Information for Wellbeing Course is now available to all library and third sector staff – helping their readiness to provide information for wellbeing services.

Ambitious Memories Project for Scottish Libraries

A new Scotland-wide libraries reminiscence project has been launched, bringing people from all walks of life together. Already 24 library services are taking part - creating Memories Groups across the country.

SLIC Retains Cyber Essentials Accreditation

The Scottish Library and Information Council has retained Cyber Essentials accreditation for 2022, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to cyber security.

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