What's in your library

Health books and information

Books are an important source for health information.

Reading Well 'Books on Prescription'

Reading Well supports you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading. The Reading Well: Books on Prescription scheme recommends books chosen by health experts. Booklists include:

You can search our online catalogue to find books from the Reading Well booklists.

Search the library catalogue

If you have read a book from the Reading Well collection, you can share your thoughts about it at Reading Well: tell us what you think about Reading Well.

Dementia collection

The Reading Well 'Books on Prescription' dementia collection recommends books you might find helpful if you have dementia, are caring for someone with dementia or would like to find out more about the condition.

You can browse the collection and get an overview of all the titles from Reading Well: dementia.

Supporting collections are available at Belhus Library, Blackshots library, Corringham library and Grays library. These include:

  • jigsaws
  • games packs
  • flash cards
  • aqua paints
  • memory boxes
  • reminiscence suitcases

Macmillan cancer collection

Our collection of Macmillan leaflets and booklets will give you cancer support and information. You can find out more from Macmillan.