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.

Library Collection

We have books, journals, conference proceedings and a collection of videos and DVDs on the following topics:

  • Motor Neurone Disease
  • Palliative Care & Bereavement
  • Disability Issues
  • Carers Issues
  • Health Care
  • Welfare & Benefits
  • Counselling

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.

MND Scotland Factsheets

Factsheets, prepared by MND Staff covering all aspects of MND, are relevant and useful for the whole MND community.

The DLF factsheets provide general advice on topics such as features to look for when choosing a wide range of items of daily living equipment. For more practical advice on daily living living equipment visit DLF’s website Living Made easy 

Reading Lists

Each of these downloadable lists suggests books and resources for different groups of people ranging from children to  allied health professionals.

Our Library Catalogue

Our library resources can be browsed via the Scottish Health Libraries catalogue (Shelcat) from any computer with internet access.

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 TKNThe Knowledge Network

We have access to The Knowledge Network, a national online knowledge service provided by NHS Education for Scotland.  With access to over 5000 journals, 100s of  e-books, and 100+ database, literature searches on any aspect of MND can be requested. Parts of the site are ‘open access’ which means anyone can view them while other parts require an Athens password to gain access.

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.

Newsletters

Current and back issues of our quarterly newsletter, “Aware”, are available, both in hard copy and for download.