Health & Wellbeing
Books are a great source of information about health and wellbeing issues. If you would like to print off the booklists use the links on the right hand side of the screen or click below to see which books are available to borrow today.
Living well with Dementia provides a range of titles offering personal stories, information and advice and support for carers.
Mood Boosting Books is a national promotion of uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and non-fiction. The books are recommended by readers and reading groups around the country.
Macmillan Recommended Reads is part of the award winning service Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries offering advice and information across our libraries. The books listed include information about cancer and real life experiences
Parent collections are available in all our libraries and provide resources to support parents of children of all ages.
Glasgow Libraries are working with Macmillan Cancer Support to provide Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Services in your community.
If you're affected by cancer you may want to know there's someone you can turn to for help. Someone who can help find answers to your questions, whatever they may be.
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service
It aims to provide the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.
On NHS inform you'll find information about:
- medical conditions
- tests and treatments
- healthy living topics - such as stopping smoking, alcohol, food and nutrition and mental wellbeing
- national health campaigns
- services provided by GPs, pharmacies and dental surgeries in Scotland
- your rights when using these services
There are also a number of interactive tools:
- Self-help guides for common illnesses and injuries
- a National Services Directory containing hundreds of support groups and thousands of NHS services in Scotland
- Info for Me tool that helps you to gather, save, publish and share your own health information
Check out the NHS Inform website or phone their helpline on 0800 22 44 88 (Open from 8am to 10pm - Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm - Saturday and Sunday).
Webchat is a communication tool that connects you with the health information team in real-time. Webchat is available from 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week.
If you look after someone, need care yourself or are planning for your future care needs, Care Information Scotland can get you the information and advice you need.
From Instagram sensation to Sunday Times bestselling author, Clean Eating Alice is the authoritative voice in diet and fitness.
On her fitness journey, Alice discovered that exercise can be enjoyable and totally accessible. In Everyday Fitness, she shares her tips and expertise to get you moving and help you achieve amazing results.
Whatever's motivating you to seek change, you'll be feeling proud of how you look and feel in no time.
What's more, you'll soon realise that exercise can be so effortlessly included in your daily routine that it becomes second nature.
SMS Text Alert Service
When you signup for text alerts, we’ll send you text notifications, letting you know when your requested books are available, alerts for items soon to be overdue and reminders about items which are currently overdue.
How do I sign up for this service? It’s easy!
Log on to your account at libcat.csglasgow.org and in my profile tick the “SMS notifications” options box. Be sure to check we have the most up to date mobile number for you.
In Your Local Library
Complete the form available at your local library and we will set up the service for you.