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Health Libraries West for the Public in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire: Home

Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire

Health Libraries West is a collaborative effort between local NHS Libraries and Bristol Public Libraries. Our aim is to make health information accessible to the public within the Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire region.   

How to stay cool in hot weather

Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long, there are health risks. Click here for some NHS top tips on keeping cool.

Behind the headlines 

There's a lot being shared online. Some of this information may not be true, or could be misleading. Click here for some myth-busting!

The new NHS App

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App can help you manage your health and wellbeing. 

Finding quality health information

It's the ability to read and understand health information. It helps us make decisions about our health. With so much info about, it can be hard to tell what is trustworthy. There's often more to headlines than meets the eye!

 What is social prescribing? 

Social prescribing highlights that people need variety to stay happy and healthy. It focuses on social factors of people's health and wellbeing, such as the ability to go to the library or have a walk in a local park.

Search your library online for a huge collection of books, eBooks, eAudiobooks, health and wellbeing magazines, CDs, DVDs and more. Get items sent to your local library for collection. offers free information on a huge variety of health topics. It is the ultimate health resource for the UK.

5 steps to mental wellbeing

Reading Well

Reading Well has tons of quality-assured health info you can access for free via the website or your local library!