The Books on Prescription Scheme has been running for several years as a partnership between NHS Islington and Islington Libraries. It is a treatment option for people with mild to moderate mental health problems.
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 text 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 numbered and do not have to be asked for by title. If you are not a member we will join you up straight away with no fuss and little paperwork.