Books on prescription

There is growing evidence that self-help reading can help people with certain health conditions get better.

Books on Prescription has been designed to ensure library visitors can access and loan self-help books that provide advice and tips to help manage their health and well-being.

The collection provides information including, self-help techniques that borrowers can adopt and use to combat common conditions such as anxiety, depression, phobias, low self-esteem, insomnia, panic and agoraphobia, obsessive compulsive disorder and eating disorders.

The Books on Prescription scheme is endorsed by health professionals and the collections are available to lend at The Core Library, Chelmsley Wood Library, Shirley Library & Hobs Moat Library.

See a list of Books on Prescription available for loan.

See information on Reading Well Books on Prescription.

Solihull Libraries also supplies Dementia Books on Prescription that are available for individuals and carers of relatives with Dementia wanting to find out more about the condition.

The collection offers help, advice, practical support for carers and relatives and personal stories.

The Dementia Books on Prescription are available at The Core Library and Chelmsley Wood Library.

To become a library member and to loan Books on Prescription join online.

Reserve and renew Books on Prescription.

Information on Read me Well books for Children can be found within our Children’s Library pages.

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