Coming soon the Torbay Libraries website will be moving to

You'll still be able to find all the usual information, from events and activities at your local library to books, eBooks and eMagazines. The catalogue will still work in the same way, but some of the pages will have an exciting new look.

Book time on a computer

We are currently moving to a new booking system for using a computer in our libraries: during this time we will be unable to accept bookings online. Our new booking system will be available early August: in the meantime, please contact your local library if you wish to make a booking.

The books available are self-help reading for adults based on cognitive behavioural therapy for a range of common mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, phobias and some eating disorders.

Books can be recommended by GPs or other health professionals and are available from the library, where they can be borrowed free of charge. The books have been recommended by experts. They have been tried and tested and found to be useful by others.

Reading Well has been developed as a partnership between The Society of Chief Librarians and The Reading Agency.

Available books
Subject Title Author Publisher
Anger Overcoming Anger and Irritability Davies, William Constable & Robinson
Anxiety Overcoming Anxiety Kennerley, Helen Robinson
Bulimia Nervosa Overcoming Binge Eating Fairburn, Christopher G. Guilford Press
Anxiety Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Panic : A Five Areas Approach Williams, Chris Hodder Arnold
Anxiety Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway Jeffers, Susan Vermillion
Bulimia Nervosa Getting Better Bit(e) by Bit(e): A Survival Kit for Sufferers of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders Schmidt, Ulrike and Treasure, Janet Psychology Press
Bulimia Nervosa Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Cooper, Peter J. Constable & Robinson
Chronic Fatigue Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (second edition) Campling, Frankie and Sharpe, Michael Oxford University Press
Chronic Fatigue Overcoming Chronic Fatigue Burgess, Mary and Chalder, Trudie Constable & Robinson
Chronic Pain Overcoming Chronic Pain Cole, Frances; Carus, Catherine; Howden- Leach, Hazel; and Macdonald, Helen Constable & Robinson
Depression Overcoming Depression and Low Mood: A Five Areas Approach (third edition) Williams, Chris Hodder Arnold
Depression Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think Greenberger, Dennis and Padesky, Christine Guilford Press
Depression Overcoming Depression: A Guide to Recovery with a Complete Self-help Programme Gilbert, Paul Constable & Robinson
Health Anxiety Overcoming Health Anxiety Veale, David and Willson, Rob Constable & Robinson
Health Anxiety Introduction to Coping with Health Anxiety Hogan, Brenda and Young, Charles Constable & Robinson
Obsessions and Compulsions Veale, David and Willson, Rob Veale, David and Willson, Rob Constable & Robinson
Obsessions and Compulsions Understanding Obsessions and Compulsions Tallis, Frank Sheldon
Obsessions and Compulsions Break Free from OCD: Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with CBT Challacombe, Fiona, Oldfield, Victoria Bream and Salkowskis, Paul M. Vermillion
Panic Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia Silove, Derrick and Manicavasagar, Vijaya Constable & Robinson
Panic Panic Attacks: What They Are, Why They Happen and What You Can Do About Them Ingham, Christine Harper Collins
Phobias An Introduction to Coping with Phobias Hogan, Brenda Constable & Robinson
Relationships Overcoming Relationship Problems Crowe, Michael Constable & Robinson
Self-esteem Overcoming Low Self- Esteem Fennell, Melanie Constable & Robinson
Self-esteem The Feeling Good Handbook Burns, David Penguin
Social Phobia Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness Butler, Gillian Constable & Robinson
Sleep Problems Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems Espie, Colin A. Constable & Robinson
Stress The Relaxation and Stress Reduction workbook Davis, Martha New Harbinger
Stress Manage your Stress for a Healthier Life Looker, Terry and Gregson, Olga Hodder
Worry The Worry Cure: Stop Worrying and Start Living Leahy, Robert, L. Piatkus Books
Worry How to Stop Worrying Tallis, Frank Sheldon Press