Health on the Shelf Report A-ZIn April 2020 the Scottish Library and Information Council published Health on the Shelf – a report examining the health & wellbeing offer available in Scotland’s public libraries.

The research was carried out by Dr Alyson Tyler who investigated health related activity taking place throughout Scotland.

Dr Tyler conducted an extensive literature review as well as stakeholder interviews as part of the research. She also examined the importance of the library as a trusted place, the views of the public and the financial benefits of library use.

The report highlights best practice throughout the country and makes recommendations for the future. It also includes a comprehensive A-Z list of what is available across Scotland.

Health on the Shelf aims to equip library services to better demonstrate the valuable role they play in helping the public manage their own health.


You can download both the full Health on the Shelf Report and the Health on the Shelf Executive Summary below.


Health on the Shelf Report front page Health on the Shelf Executive Summary front page