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Partial List of Patient Cancer Libraries in the United States and Canada

By Cecilia C. Railey, MLA Cancer Librarians SectionTo report changes or add libraries to the list, please contact Cecilia Railey

United States

Alabama

Cancer Resource Library
UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
509 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd South

Birmingham, AL 35294
Ty Howell, Librarian, MLS
phone: 205-996-4003
web site: www.ccc.uab.edu
email: ty.howell@ccc.uab.edu

Arizona

Werner Support and Resource Center
Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare
10460 N. 92nd St. Suite #102
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
phone: 480-323-1050
fax: 480-323-1051
Mary Lou Goldstein, MLS, AHIP
Manager Library Services
web site: http://www.shc.org/cancer/content.asp

California

Women's Cancer Resource Center
5741 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609 USA
phone: 510-601-4040 x111
web site: www.wcrc.org
Margo Mercedes Rivera-Weiss
Librarian and Art Gallery Coordinator

Bay Area Cancer Connections
2335 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
phone: 650-326-6686
web site: www.bcconnections.org
Mira Geffner, MLIS
Program Assistant for Medical Information Services

ValleyCare Health Library &
Ryan Comer Cancer Resource Center
5698 Stoneridge Dr.
Pleasanton, CA 94588
phone: 925-734-3315
fax: 925-734-3372
web site: http://www.valleycare.com/health/health.html
Health Resource Nurse: Mary Prishtina, RN
Medical Librarian: Margaret Hsieh, MLS

UCSF Cancer Resource Center
1600 Divisadero Street, Room B101
San Francisco, CA 94143-1725
phone: 415-885-3693
fax: 415-885-3701
web site: cancer.ucsf.edu/crc/
Jennifer S. Marshall, Information Specialist

Cancer Resource Library
Cancer Center of Santa Barbara
540 W. Pueblo St.
Santa Barbara,CA 93105
Sam Howland, Library Coordinator
phone: (805) 563-5887
web site: www.ccsb.org/cancer_resource_library.html

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital
Cancer Library & Health Resource Center
3555 Round Barn Circle
Santa Rosa, Calif. 95403
phone: 707-522-6883
fax: 707-544-3766
Janie Grosman, Medical Librarian

Cancer Center Branch - Stanford Health Library
875 Blake Wilbur Drive, CC 1108
Stanford, CA 94305
phone: (650) 736-1713
Librarian: Gillian Kumagai
web site: http://healthlibrary.stanford.edu
Email: healthlibrary@stanfordmed.org

Connecticut

Patient Resource Library
Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center
536 Saybrook Road
Middletown, CT 06457
Janis Leird, RN, MA, MLS
Cancer Center Librarian
phone: 860-358-2020 web site: http://www.midhosp.org/go/prl
email: Janis_Leird@midhosp.org

Delaware

Junior Board Cancer Resource Library
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
Christiana Care Health System
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark DE 19713
phone: 302-623-4585
fax: 302-623-4589
web site: http://www.christianacare.org/cancerlibrary/
Barbara Henry, Medical Librarian

Florida

Josephine Field Davidsosn Cancer Resource Library
Regional Oncology Center
Halifax Medical Center
303 North Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
phone: 386-254-4051
fax: 386-254-4189
Addajane Wallace, Medical Librarian

Illinois

Wellness House
131 N. County Line Road
Hinsdale, Il 60521
phone: 630-323-5150
fax: 630-654-5346
email: mhill@wellnesshouse.org
web site: www.wellnesshouse.org
Margaret Hill, MSW, Director of the Resource Center

Indiana

Kevin's Korner - The Cancer Patient Library of Saint John's
Saint John's Cancer Center
2020 Meridian Street, #100
Anderson, IN 46016
phone: 765-646-8262
fax: 765-646-8264
Scott S Loman, MLS, Health Sciences Librarian

Cancer Library
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Parkview Health
11141 Parkview Plaza Dr.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Julie Hughbanks, Lib. Manager

Reid Hospital & Health Care Services
1401 Chester Blvd.
Richmond, IN 47374
phone: 765-983-2794
Becky Quinten, Medical Librarian

Louisiana

Community Library
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
4950 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
phone: 225-215-1230
fax: 225-767-4742
Ajaye Bloomstone, Medical Librarian

Massachusetts

The Cancer Resource Room
Massachusetts General Hospital
100 Blossom St., Cox 110
Boston, MA 02114
phone: 617-724-1822
Debbie Essig
Sally Hooper

Michigan

Patient Education Resource Center
Univ. of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
1500 E. Medical Center Dr. Level B2, Room 214A
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
website: http://www.mcancer.org/support/learning-about-cancer/education-resource-center
Amy Hyde, MLIS, Librarian and Manager

Warren Reynolds Library
The Lacks Cancer Center at Saint Mary's
250 Cherry Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-752-5150
Fax: 616-732-3030
Brett Powers, MSIS, Cancer Center Librarian
Email: PowersB@trinity-health.org
web site: http://www.warrenreynoldslibrary.org

Minnesota

Cancer Education Program
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
200 1st Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Jill Dowdy, Librarian
phone: 507-538-1588
Sheryl Ness, Program Coordinator
phone: 507-284-2241
website: http://www.mayoclinic.org/cancer-education-rst/

New Jersey

The Resource and Learning Center
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
phone: 732-235-9639
fax: 732-235-9631
web site: www.cinj.org/rlc
Janet Lasin, Medical Librarian

New York

Patients' Library
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
phone: 212-639-7579
Greg Kachejian, Coordinator

Consumer Library
Regional Cancer Center
Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare
Faxton Campus
1676 Sunset Ave.
Utica, NY 13502
phone: 315-731-4302
Halyna Liszczynskyj, Library Director

Ohio

Stewart's Caring Place
2955 W. Market St. Suite R
Akron, OH 44333
phone: 330-836-1772
web site: www.stewartscaringplace.org

Summa Health System
Jean & Milton Cooper Cancer Center
Susan Deveny Pavloff Resource Library
161 North Forge Street
Akron, OH 44304
Phone: 330-375-7280
web site: http://www.summahealth.org/
Kathleen Walker, MLIS, Coordinator, Oncology Education Library

Fairview Hospital of the Cleveland Clinic Health System
Moll Cancer Center
Lynn Marcell Community Resource Center
Marcell Library, Second Floor Moll Center
18200 Lorain Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44111
phone: 216-476-6949
fax: 216-476-6950
Ilka Gordon, Librarian

The Gathering Place - One Organization, Two Locations
East
23300 Commerce Park
Beachwood, OH 44122
and
West
800 Sharon Drive
Westlake, OH 44145
phone: 216-595-9546
fax: 216-595-9581
email: coan@touchedbycancer.org
web site: www.touchedbycancer.org
Eileen Coan, MA, MLS, Medical Librarian

Pennsylvania

Patient and Family Resource Center
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111
phone: 215-728-3004
Carolyn Weaver

Resource and Education Center (REC)
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Stephanie Raivitch
phone: 215-214-1618
web site: http://www.fccc.edu/patients/rec/index.html

South Carolina

Patient/Family Resource Center
Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina
86 Jonathan Lucas St., Suite 116
Charleston, SC 29425
phone: 843-792-6036
fax: 843-792-4233
email: owend@musc.edu
web site: http://musc.edu
Dee Owens, Library Manager

Cancer Learning Center
Gibbs Regional Cancer Center
101 East Wood Street
Spartanburg, SC 29303
phone: 864-560-6747
toll free phone: 877-455-7747
Perry Patterson, Librarian

Tennessee

St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
Family Resource Center
332 N. Lauderdale St.
Memphis, TN 38105
phone: 901-495-5453
Alicia Huettel, Manager

Texas

Cancer Resource Library
Klabzuba Cancer Center
Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital
1300 West Terrell
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
Phone: 817-820-4889
Fax: 817-820-4893
web site: http://www.texashealth.org/hmfw/cancerlibrary
Meg Wagner, MLS, RN
Education Resources Coordinator/Librarian

The Learning Center
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard - Box 312
Houston, Texas 77039-4009
phone: 713-745-8063
fax: 713-745-8051
web site: http://www.mdanderson.org/departments/tlc/
email: kajanes@mdanderson.org
Kathy Janes Jinkins, BSN, M.Ed., MCHES, Associate Director

Utah

G. Mitchell Morris Cancer Learning Center
Huntsman Cancer Institute
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
phone: 801-581-6365, 1-888-424-2100
fax: 801-587-9235
email: cancerinfo@hci.utah.edu
website: http://www.huntsmancancer.org/
Jeff Yancey, Manager

Virginia

Life with Cancer
Inova Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church. VA 22042
phone: 703-776-2841
fax: 703-776-3015
web site: www.lifewithcancer.org
Paul Clark, ABD, LCSW, Oncology Counselor

Washington 

Patient & Family Resource Center
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
825 Eastlake Ave. E
PO Box 19023
Seattle, WA 98109-1023
Phone: 206-288-2081
http://www.seattlecca.org/family-resource-center.cfm 

Family Resource Center
Seattle Children’s Hospital
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle WA 98105
Phone: 206-987-2201
http://www.seattlechildrens.org/clinics-programs/family-resource-center/ 

UWMC Cancer Library
University of Washington Medical Center
1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-598-7880

Wyoming

Whedon Cancer Foundation Library
30 S. Scott Street, P.O. Box 683
Sheridan, WY 82801-0683
phone: 307-672-2941
fax: 307-672-7273
Nancy E. Peterson, Medical Librarian

Canada

British Columbia

BC Cancer Agency
Rix Family Discovery Centre Library
675 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1L3
ph: 604.675-8001
toll-free within BC and the Yukon 1-888-675-8001 ext. 8001
fax: 604.675-8009
website: www.bccancer.bc.ca
Cathy Rayment, Provincial Library Leader

Ontario

Patient & Family Resource Centre
Juravinski Cancer Centre
699 Concession Street
Hamilton, ON L8V 5C2
phone: 905-387-9495 ext.65109
email: jccpfrcentre@hrcc.on.ca
Elizabeth Obermeyer-Kostash
Sharon McChesney

Ninon Bourque Patient Resource Library
Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre
503 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON k1H 1C4
Jo-Ann Nicol, Supervisor

Patient & Family Library
Northeast Cancer Centre
Health Sciences North
41 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON P3A 5J1
Phone: 705-523-7100 Ext. 1098
Irma Sauvola, Librarian

Patient & Family Library
Princess Margaret Hospital
610 University Avenue
Toronto, ON
M5G 2M9
phone: 416-946-4501, ext. 5383
fax: 416-946-4442
Michelle Arbuckle, Librarian