Books on Prescription

There is now a National Reading Well Books on Prescription Scheme which we have signed up to. This means that more books have been added to our existing scheme and are available in all Islington libraries (except the Lewis Carroll library).

Doctors and mental health professionals can “prescribe” these books by selecting the most appropriate title from the list and filling out the specially designed “prescription pad”.  The patient will take this along to the library and take out the book. The books are also available in the library for people to borrow without a prescription. Non-members can join straight away with no fuss and little paperwork.

A full list of recommended titles can be found on The Reading Agency’s website.