Lend & Mend Project One Year On

Nine Lend and Mend Hubs created in Scottish public libraries have played a significant role in the success of a new UK-wide circular economy project.

Public Library Improvement Fund 2023 Open

Public libraries across Scotland can now apply to the Public Library Improvement Fund to help finance creative projects and sustainable services.

School Library Improvement Fund 2023 Now Open

School libraries across Scotland will receive a £200,000 funding boost for projects supporting anti-racism and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion to recognise the issues that matter to our children and young people.

Europe Challenge Libraries Project

A new Zine initiative at City of Glasgow College Library has been boosted through funding from The Europe Challenge.

Innovation and Development Fund 2022

The SLIC Innovation and Development Fund continues to go from strength-to-strength, with all five projects from the 2022 fund now successfully completed.

Lend and Mend Hubs Launch Across Scotland

Scotland’s first dedicated facilities in public libraries, which allow free access to equipment to repair, reuse, and upcycle everyday items, will officially open for community use this month.

SLIC Awards 2023

Applications are now open for the SLIC Awards 2023

Innovation and Development Fund Awards £38,000

Three library and information centres across Scotland have been awarded a share of £38,000 from SLIC’s Innovation and Development Fund.

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.