The Macmillan@Glasgow Life project, which aims to provide a Macmillan information and support service in every library in the city, has seen a flood of visitors since launching 12 months ago.
Macmillan's General Manager in Scotland, Allan Cowie, said: "The first year of this service has been a real success.
"We knew the people of Glasgow would value being able to access cancer support in their local community and it's great to see the services being so well-used.
"The aim was to make sure anyone affected by cancer could access support and information without having to wait for their next hospital appointment.
"This groundbreaking partnership with Glasgow Life has allowed us to make great strides in making sure no one in Glasgow has to face cancer alone."
The pioneering scheme will make Glasgow the first city in the UK where everyone affected by cancer can get emotional support and information locally.
The scheme, which recently won a Central & West Evening Times Community Champion Award, is seen as a model for cancer support in the rest of Scotland.
Glasgow Life hopes the partnership will be another step towards turning libraries into community hubs where people can access a variety of services.
So far the service is up and running in 14 libraries, including Langside, Easterhouse, Pollok and Dennistoun, with cancer information points in another four.
One woman who has already been helped by the service is 67-year-old grandmother Bridie Sheridan, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2011.
Bridie, from Shettleston, said: "When you are first diagnosed your head is spinning and you don't know where to turn.
"You've just been told something that changes everything and you think 'how can this happen? Ten seconds ago I was fine.'
"My head was full of information from the hospital; and it was a struggle to take it all in.
"I remember thinking, 'well, what do I do now? Do I sit at home and stare at the four walls and mope, or do I do something?'
"During treatment and recovery medical staff, family, friends and neighbours gave me amazing support.
"I found out that the Macmillan service had a drop-in centre at the Bridge in Easterhouse.
"The team of volunteers and fellow cancer patients there made me welcome and I was given access to other services provided by Cancer Support Scotland.
The Macmillan service was a great place to go when I felt like I was in crisis.
"It would have been much harder to cope without having that support."
As well as specialist cancer information and emotional support, the service can refer people on to other Glasgow-based Macmillan services, including benefits advice, a vocational rehabilitation service and a financial guidance project.
Visitors can also access counselling and complementary therapy via partner Cancer Support Scotland. So far, almost 100 people who visited the Macmillan service have attended counselling and almost 200 have accessed complementary therapies.
More than 5000 leaflets have also been given out to help people understand cancer and how to access the support and information they need.
Hundreds of people have also taken part in Chi Gung exercise classes offered through the project.
Chi Gung is similar to Tai Chi and its aim is to encourage cancer patients to do some gentle exercise to help them feel better physically and mentally.
Bridie has also taken part in the classes, offered through the Macmillan@Glasgow Life service.
She said: "Instructors guide us through slow movements, meditation and controlled breathing.
"I found the exercises to be life changing. After each class I went home relaxed, focused and with a lot more energy.
"I also found that Chi Gung could be applied in my daily activities.
"I had a childhood fear of swimming. I used the breathing lessons which I learned in the classes at the to gain enough confidence to swim a few breadths."
Councillor Archie Graham, chairman of Glasgow Life, added: "I am very proud of the role that Glasgow Life has played in developing the information and support that people living with cancer will now be able to access in every community in the city.
"Libraries already deliver vital services to the areas they serve and this inspired partnership between Macmillan and Glasgow Libraries will see expert volunteers give information and support to those who need it, when they need it most."