Healthy reading

Aberdeen City Libraries has developed healthy reading collections with input from NHS Grampian professionals and local health care organisations. The collections consist of self-help, biographical and fiction titles in a variety of formats including e-books and e-audiobooks to support individuals, their friends and family and those with an interest in the subjects.

The collections cover a broad range of topics that is based upon feedback from library customers and NHS health statistics. We review the collections on a regular basis to ensure they are both current and meeting customer needs. In order to deliver a relevant health information service we'd like your feedback. You can:

  • provide feedback about a book in the collection by filling out this survey online (paper copies available) 
  • email us with general suggestions, comments, queries email us at

Our healthy reading collection leaflet has more information.

Suggested reading lists

The following downloadable lists offer suggestions of books from the healthy reading collection along with a selection of themed web links.

Our pages should not be seen as a replacement for seeking medical assistance when you require it. In Grampian there are a range of services available to help you get the right medical assistance when you are ill, injured or living with a long term condition. Visit Know who to turn to to find out more on the range of services available and how to access them.

Would you like to give feedback about the website?