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Welcome to Griffin Hospital’s Community Health Resource Center

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 for patients and their families to become better informed and make more educated decisions about the various treatment options available to them.

We are Open!

COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted from the Community Health Resource Center.  Our skilled librarians are happily welcoming visitors and community members to visit and borrow from our collection of health and lifestyle materials.  Griffin librarians are available and trained to help you locate reliable information including books, articles, and reading materials to help you make informed decisions about your health.

Online Resource Searches

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Search the Library Catalog from Your Computer

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. Click the button to search the online catalog.

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Ask a Librarian

Our “Ask a Librarian” feature provides you with a direct connection to expert guidance. Librarians excel at unraveling complex questions, locating elusive resources, and guiding you through the intricacies of research. Whether you’re seeking to understand your medical condition, learning to manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, blood pressure, arthritis, or cholesterol, embracing a healthier lifestyle, or conducting research for a school assignment, our expert librarians are here to empower you with access to valid and reliable medical sources. Simply complete the form, and our expert librarians are can put the power of knowledge in your hands.

Search Our Online Health Library

We have a resource here for you to answer almost all of your questions – whether you’re wondering about a disease, a treatment, a subject, and more. DISCLAIMER: This Health Library is for educational purposes only and does not necessarily reflect the services provided by this practice/facility.


For health information in Polish, please contact the Librarian at griflib@griffinhealth.org or by phone 203-732-7399.

Caregiver Educational Videos

If you’re providing care for a loved one, we’ve put together a set of videos that can help you understand everything involved.

Additional Resources


Community Health Resource Center
(203) 732-7399
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. -3 p.m.
Evenings and Saturdays by appointment.

Griffin Hospital
130 Division St.
Derby, CT 06418-1326