Cancer support and information

Find out more about the support we provide and how to get involved

In-person support at Glasgow Libraries

Cancer support and information is now being provided in-person for people living with or beyond cancer, family, friends or carers, and people who are bereaved. 

We’re hosting drop ins offering support, information and the space to talk about what you are going through. You are welcome to bring someone from your household along to a drop in on the following days and times.

  • Pollok Library every Monday from 1pm-3pm
  • Royston Library every Tuesday from 2pm-4pm
  • The Mitchell every Tuesday from 11am-1pm
  • Castlemilk Library every Thursday from 11am-1pm
  • Dennistoun Library every Thursday from 1pm-3pm

In line with Scottish Government guidelines and existing Covid-19 procedures in place across all Glasgow Libraries, we have rearranged our service layouts to allow for social distancing. Hand sanitiser and face coverings are being used to ensure a safe environment.

Telephone support

Going through cancer can be a lonely and isolating experience at any time, and the Coronavirus pandemic has made life even more difficult for many people affected by cancer. If you are living with or beyond cancer, you are the family, friend or carer of someone with cancer, or if you are bereaved, our telephone support volunteers are here for you.

Our dedicated and specially trained volunteers provide emotional, practical and financial support to ensure you don't feel alone. Volunteers are a listening ear, ready to talk about how you’re feeling during this difficult time. Free, expert and easy to understand information about cancer can also be provided to help answer any questions you have. Volunteers can refer you into our partner organisations for further support, and to talk about what is available to you and the people you care about.

If you need to talk, we're here to listen. Calls can be made on a regular basis and are arranged based on your availability and preferences.

Information points

You can find free, expert and easy to understand information on cancer in all reopened Glasgow Libraries. We have lots of free, reliable and easy to understand information if you’re affected by cancer or are a health or social care professional.

We can also provide free cancer information in many different formats including PDFs, ebooks, audio, different languages, easy reading and British Sign Language.

Read more about Glasgow Libraries health and wellbeing offer.

Contact us today

For an appointment, support, information or just to talk about what you’re going through in-person or over the phone contact us on 0141 287 2903 or

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