Aberdeenshire Council Library and Information Service has collaborated with the Scottish Prison Service to provide a ground breaking local library service in the new HMP & YOI Grampian in Peterhead.
Building on evidence that access to reading, learning and literature contributes to reducing reoffending rates, plans were drawn up for an entirely new approach to local authority library provision within HMP Grampian as part of the construction of a new prison building. The new library service is designed to operate like a local library in any of our communities, offering the same services. Belonging to the prison library enables library users to use any of the Aberdeenshire libraries when they return to their home community.
While impact will be evidenced best on the longer term reoffending rates, there is substantial evidence of the support and inspiration that it is providing to prisoners now.
Download the Application Form: HMP YOI Grampian Library Services