MND Scotland provides a professionally run an Information and Library Service for patients and health and social care professionals.
Our Information Officer is happy to deal with any general enquiries regarding motor neurone disease. The service is free for people with MND, their families and carers. Contact the Information Officer to find out more.
Joining the MND Scotland Library
We are happy to lend items from our library to registered users. Download a Library Registration Form [258kb PDF] or ask us to send it to you by post.
We have books, journals, conference proceedings and a collection of videos and DVDs on the following topics:
- Motor Neurone Disease
- Palliative Care
- Disability Issues
- Carers Issues
- Health Care
- Welfare & Benefits
A visit to the library will allow you to make the best use of our service, so please make an appointment as the information officer works part-time. The premises have parking and disabled access.
MND Scotland is a member of the Scottish Health Information Network (SHINE). This is a consortium of Scottish health libraries from different sectors including NHS Scotland, the education sector and other voluntary sector organisations.
SHINE aims to promote collaborative effort and partnership between health care library and information services in all sectors.
Factsheets, prepared by MND Staff, are relevant and useful for the whole MND community.
Each of these downloadable lists suggests books and resources for different groups of people ranging from children to allied health professionals.
- Reading List for Health and Social Care Professionals 2011 [pdf 567Kb]
- MND Resources for patients & families 2012 [pdf 180Kb]
- Reading List for Parents Children & Teenagers 2009 [pdf 190Kb]
Our library resources can be searched via the Scottish Health Libraries catalogue (Shelcat) from any computer with internet access.
We have access to The Knowledge Network, a national online knowledge service provided by NES. Health and Social Care professionals can benefit with access to over 70 bibliographic databases, 5000 journals and e-books, literature searches on any aspect of MND can be requested.
We administer the ‘Motor Neurone Disease Community Space,’ which is accessible through The Knowledge Network. Any Health and Social Care Professionals with an ‘Athens’ account for The Knowledge Network can request access to the space for publications, news and discussions on aspects of MND.
Current and back issues of our quarterly newsletter, “Aware”, are available, both in hard copy and for download.