*Healthy Reading Programme


The Healthy Reading programme makes it easier to access mental health and well-being leaflets, books, CDs, DVDs, eBooks, eAudiobooks and web-based support. All libraries across Lanarkshire have resources to help us get the most from life such as living life to the full, sleeping better and becoming more confident and assertive.

Healthy Reading can help to overcome and cope with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, stress, dementia and panic. There are resources for all ages including supporting young people, adults and older people as well as items on positive parenting. The programme has grown to include titles on long term illnesses, dementia, cancer and to support carers.


With the Borrowbox service, you will be able to access both eBook and eAudiobooks directly on your device through the Borrowbox app. The app is free to download and you can sign-in using your library membership details. New titles are added every month so you will never be short of a book, even after closing time for our branch libraries. BorrowBox is accessible 24/7. To find out more about the service, visit the eLibrary at www.slleisureandculture.co.uk/info/57/e-books

How can resources be borrowed?

Resources can be borrowed by anyone who lives, works or studies in Lanarkshire

What if I am not a library member?

To join the library all you need to do is take two forms of identification to your nearest library, one with your name and address, another with your signature or, you can join online and borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines straight away. (www.sllclibrary.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTR)

How do I borrow the resources?

There is no charge to borrow any Healthy Reading material. Your GP or other health or social care worker may suggest a particular item that may be helpful.

How will I find the resource in the library?

There is a Healthy Reading section in all libraries. Staff will be pleased to help you find the item you are looking for. Alternatively you can browse the online catalogue and reserve a title to be delivered for you to pick up at your library. (https://www.sllclibrary.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/WPAC/HOME)

Home Delivery

Home Delivery is available to all South Lanarkshire residents who are temporarily or permanently confined to their home due to disability, infirmity, illness or being the carer of someone affected by these conditions. Phone for 01698 452143 more details.

Macmillan Cancer Support in Lanarkshire

Macmillan in Lanarkshire has developed a network of information and support services and a programme of physical activity opportunities in various locations across Lanarkshire for people affected by cancer.

This includes circuit based exercise classes, gentle movements, health walks and gardening. The individually-tailored programme of physical activity support is designed to help people with cancer to become, and stay, active at a level that’s right for them.

For further information check the website on https://culturenl.co.uk/macmillan/ or phone 01698 332 631.

Services Offered

  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Body Image
  • Counselling
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Distress
  • Mood Disorders 
  • Panic Attacks
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicide Prevention

Opening times

Normal opening times

09:15 - 17:00
09:15 - 17:00
09:15 - 17:00
09:15 - 20:00
10:00 - 17:00
09:15 - 17:00

Contact details

Contact Number
01698 452 122
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Hamilton Townhouse Library
102 Cadzow Street

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Last Updated: 04/12/2023

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