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Rochester Methodist Patients' Library: Home

Hospital Patients' Libraries serve hospitalized patients and their families.

Communication Aids

The Patients' Libraries have several communication aids to help nursing staff communicate with patients

who don't speak English

who are hearing impaired

  • Amplified listeners
  • Talking Pictures/Picture Boards

Methodist Patients' Library -- Eisenberg SL-59

The Patients' Libraries serve hospitalized patients and their families at Mayo Clinic Hospital - Rochester. The libraries offer a varied collection of resources for education and recreation including magazines, newspapers, current fiction, nonfiction, and books in foreign languages. Medical and health-related information from various print and electronic resources is also provided. Library services are available to patients and visitors at no charge.

Services

  • Laptops and iPads available for patient use
  • X-box gaming system and games
  • Large collection of DVDs, including newer releases
  • Large collection of CDs, including relaxation and popular music
  • CD players, radios, cassette players, TV/DVD players
  • Medical and health-related information
  • Copy and fax machines available for patients and visitors
  • Printing capabilities
  • Internet and e-mail access for hospitalized patients and their family
  • Library cart book services to patient rooms  
  • Resources for patients who do not speak English

Borrowing Privileges/Loan Periods

Recreational library materials may be checked out only by patients and their visitors. Allied health staff may check out educational materials. Books circulate for one week. Videocassettes and magazines circulate for two days. Medical reference materials do not circulate.

About Methodist Patients' Library

Specialty:
Consumer Health and Popular Materials

Phone 507-266-8923
Fax 507-266-1600
Email patientlib@mayo.edu
Location: Eisenberg Building, Subway Level Room 59
 

Hours

Mon-Fri 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sat-Sun 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Closed holidays

Staff

Stephanie Wentz, Librarian
Phone: 255-6925
E-mail: wentz.stephanie@mayo.edu

Barb Kruger, Library Specialist II
Phone: 266-1006
E-mail: kruger.barbara2@mayo.edu