Shropshire Libraries

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Service Summary

Books to help you have a healthy lifestyle and manage conditions...
Books on Prescription – Shelf Help
Self-help books chosen by health professionals, covering common mental health conditions such as anxiety, stress, depression, eating disorders and self-harm for adults and young people.
Books on Prescription for Dementia
Books offering help to people living with dementia, their families and carers. Each collection includes information and advice, personal stories, and ideas for therapeutic activities.
Mood Boosting Books
Reading is a great way to relax and research has shown that it can be really good for our health. Ask staff in your branch for details of books hand-picked to lift your spirits.
Health information
Books to help you manage health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease plus leaflets from support organisations.
Family health
Information for parents and carers on raising children in good health as they grow. Your library also has picture books to help children to understand special situations such as bereavement and divorce.

Service details

We have 21 static libraries and 4 mobile libraries across the county:

Further information

• Events
Regular advice events on health topics, relaxing Time to Listen sessions for adults and sociable reading groups.
• Extra support
If you are a carer or have a health condition, you are entitled to a concessionary ticket. Your library offers a wide range of large print titles and audiobooks. If you’re struggling to get to the library, ask about the Home Library Service.
• Online
Use a computer at any Shropshire library for all kinds of support and information on how to make healthy changes in your lifestyle. You can also find local support groups on the Shropshire Community Directory, renew and request items online and download e-books and e-magazines free of charge.
Visit your library today and find new ways to relax and enjoy life.

Opening times

Please click on the link to find your nearest library opening times.


Disabled access and level entry access in all libraries.

The page was last updated on 19 May 2017

Main address

Abbey Foregate

Main telephone

01743 255024

Organisation email



Mirka Duxberry

Contact email