The Community Health Resource Center (HRC) at Griffin Hospital is a traditional free lending library that provides an array of medical and health information. The HRC contains a collection of easy to read health and lifestyle related materials. Patients and their families can become better informed about their illness and can then make more educated decisions about the various treatment options available to them. Anyone from the community can use the HRC to educate themselves on ways to enhance their well-being, prevent illness and play an active role in decisions about their health.
Our online catalog is the modern day version of the "card catalog" and is a quick and easy way to search our online resource database to see what books, journals and magazines are available at the HRC. Books may be borrowed for 4 weeks; journals and magazines must be viewed on site.
Griffin Hospital's Community Health Resource Center also has a children's area, which contains stories about health as well as ones that are just for fun. Our collection holds a delightful array of children's books, including seasonal books, topical books and favorites such as Dr. Seuss, Mercer Mayer, and Lemony Snicket, just to name a few. Children can read them here, or borrow them to bring home.
The Community Health Resource Center is located just off the main lobby of Griffin Hospital with satellite centers on each patient floor for patient and visitor use. Patients and consumers who would like assistance researching a particular health topic can contact us to chat with our Griffin's Health Resource Center Librarians. Contact us to request a free membership card or for more information.