SLIS comprises three quite different services : the Sandyford Public Library, the Staff Library and the Centre for Women’s Heath Information Library. The library staff cover all three spaces, but only the Public library service is staffed full-time. It is also an Accreditted Learn Direct Scotland learning Centre.
Sandyford Library is a public lending library within an NHS setting and an outcome of NHS / Local Authority collaboration. With open access, the library provides health information in a welcoming, friendly and non-judgmental atmosphere including information for minority and marginalised groups and people with Learning Disabilities, in a range of languages and literacy levels. The stock reflects the speciality services of the Sandyford Initiative (sexual, reproductive, and emotional health), but covers all aspects of Health and Wellbeing, promoting healthy lifestyle choices through an extensive range of information leaflets, lending book stock, and free Internet access. There are six freely available Public Access Internet computers on site, unique in NHS settings, coming through the linkages to the City Council.
The Sandyford Staff Library is situated within the Sandyford Annexe at Claremont House where many staff are based and where the majority of staff training and education for Sandyford is held. Part of the Greater Glasgow NHS Libraries network, the resources are aimed primarily at staff working within the main Sandyford Initiative site and its peripheral clinics in Glasgow’s communities. Resources can however be borrowed by any Greater Glasgow NHS member of staff, or by members of the public via their local community library or Sandyford Public Library. There is a sizeable selection of books on gynaecology, sexual and reproductive health as well as professional training packs. Printed copies of approximately 20 professional journals are received regularly, with access to a further 4500 available to all staff via the Scottish NHS elibrary.
The Women’s Information Library is situated on the second floor of the Sandyford Initiative, in the Centre for Women’s Health. This library is accessible by women only in a safe, comfortable environment in which counselling, groupwork and other services take place.. With a selection of books and a wide range of information leaflets, this library aims to cover many of the issues faced by women today including violence and abuse, relationships, anxiety and depression.
www.sandyford.org has information about our opening times and services offered in our local hubs and satellites. Telephone 0141 211 8130 for all clinics
- Anyone needing sexual health services can ring for an appointment to a one stop telephone number – 0141 211 8130 - between 8.30 am and 4.30 pm Monday - Friday.
- Outside these times please call NHS 24 on 111 for urgent care.
Everyone who calls will speak to a qualified sexual health nurse who will ascertain what service is required. Anyone requiring urgent care will be seen the same day or next day. Patients with non-urgent conditions will be booked an appointment in a scheduled service.
At Sandyford Central, Glasgow, only:
- You may walk in without an appointment and will be able to speak to an experienced sexual health nurse and offered an appointment with the appropriate service. However, we urge everyone who can to use the telephone number.
- Young People’s dedicated clinic times in the afternoon - young people under 17 years of age can still drop in without an appointment
Mon - Wed 10am - 8pm
Thur - Fri 10am - 4pm
Sat 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Closed for lunch 12:30 - 1:30pm
Contact Title: Library & Information Services Manager
Contact Name: Doreen Rhodes / Fiona Walker
Contact Tel: 0141 211 6717
General Tel: 0141 211 8600
Web : http://www.sandyford.org
Manager Name: Doreen Rhodes / Fiona Walke