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Scoping Public Libraries' Activities in the area of Health and Well‑being


November 2009 to April 2010

LISU worked with The Reading Agency and Professor Neil Frude on a project funded by the MLA (The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council) to carry out research into libraries' work with reading and health. The aim of this work was to provide MLA with a comprehensive overview of public library activity in this area, based on existing written evidence and in consultation with Key Stakeholders including library practitioners, patients and health professionals. This overview explains the role that libraries currently play, alone and in partnership with the health and social sectors, in supporting and promoting the health and well‑being of local communities.




Project website

Press release




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