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Funded by the NHS, Westminster Libraries Health Information Project promotes health information in libraries in four key ways:

  • Maintaining a stock of up to date health books, CDs and DVDs available for loan (see above)
  • Housing a Health Information Collection for reference use at Marylebone Library 
  • Bibliotherapy, which includes Books on Prescription and Shelf Help (recommended books prescribed by GPs or the IAPT team), Mood Boosting Books (a list of recommended books to improve your mood) and ‘Share a Book’ groups (reading aloud for pleasure, increased wellbeing and social interaction).
  • Regular health information events delivered by NHS health Improvement teams and supported by volunteers from charities such as Diabetes UK and Arthritis Care

Please contact Kate on kgielgud@westminster.gov.uk or 020 7641 8969 for more information about the Health Information Project.

Health online

Library members can access many health and medical resources online through the 24/7 Library. There are two key reference databases which hold health information:

Tried and tested links to external health information sources can be found in the Health & Medicine section of Westminster Libraries’ Gateway to Websites.