The Scottish Reading Strategy for Public Libraries was created in 2014 to draw communities together and bring reading alive. Its vision is to inspire reading across all interests and age groups – improving levels of literacy and contributing to the health and wellbeing of readers.

In 2018 SLIC commissioned a report into the progress of the Strategy and how it could be updated to reflect the current reading climate. The SRS Report and Recommendations document evaluates the first five years of the Scottish Reading Strategy and suggests how it can be improved.

The Strategy shares similar themes with Strategic Aim 1 of Scotland's Public Library Strategy Ambition & Opportunity. The Aim focuses on Reading, Literacy and Learning – developing and promoting the core offer from Scotland’s public libraries as well as using new technology to ensure access to library services for all citizens.