Manchester Launches first Festival Of Libraries

Manchester UNESCO City of Literature’s first Festival of Libraries takes place next month offering a free programme of over 80 events.

Scotland's National Book Awards 2021 Launched

Scotland's National Book Awards 2021 have launched, with library book groups throughout Scotland being encouraged to read and discuss the forthcoming shortlisted books.

Funding Boost for Pioneering Scottish Library Projects

SLIC has awarded a £25,000 to four Scottish libraries at further and higher education institutions through the Innovation and Development Fund (IDF).

Summer Reading Challenge 2021 Launched

This year The Reading Agency has teamed up with WWF to encourage reading for pleasure while exploring ways to help the planet.

SLIF Awards 2020

The School Library Improvement Fund has awarded over £100,000 to support the delivery of innovative school library projects across Scotland.

PLIF 2020 Awards

Public library services across Scotland will benefit from a £200,000 improvement fund, the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture, Fiona Hyslop, announced today.

SLIC Celebrates Milestone 30th Anniversary

The Scottish Library and Information Council celebrates its 30th anniversary today.

Responding to COVID - Falkirk Libraries

This week on the SLIC blog Falkirk Community Trust talks about COVID and its response as well as the importance of kindness throughout 2020.

Libraries & The First Minister's Reading Challenge

Have you signed up to the First Minister's Reading Challenge? Here's how the Challenge offers resources and opportunities to inspire reading.

Mobile Libraries Day 2020 is Here!

Public library services will celebrate Scotland’s Mobile Libraries Day today to promote the valuable role mobile library services play in...

Innovation & Development Fund Open

A total of £30,000 of library funding is now available through our Innovation and Development Fund (IDF).

Inverclyde Libraries - COVID Response

This week on the SLIC blog Inverclyde Libraries talk about their response to COVID 19 and how it has helped enhance their digital library offer.

City of Glasgow College Libraries & COVID-19

This week on the SLIC blog City of Glasgow College Library staff talk about their experiences during lockdown, returning to the college and the changes they have made to their service.

Lockdown and Looking Ahead: Celebration and Change

Today on the SLIC blog Carnegie UK talk about Making a Difference: Libraries, Lockdown and Looking Ahead - their latest research.

Shine a Light on Your Reading Culture with the First Minister's Reading Challenge

This week on the SLIC blog Chris Newton, Head of School Communities at the Scottish Book Trust, talks about The First Minister’s Reading Challenge and how libraries can get involved.