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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

  • Talking Pictures/Picture Boards
  • Dictionaries - The library has several dictionaries available in other languages including Spanish, Arabic, and Somali

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.


  • 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, TV/DVD players
  • Medical and health-related information
  • Copy, fax and scanning capabilities for patients and visitors
  • Printing capabilities
  • Internet and e-mail access for hospitalized patients and their family
  • Library cart book services to patient rooms  

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. DVDs. CDs,  and magazines circulate for two days. Medical reference materials do not circulate.

About Methodist Patients' Library

Consumer Health and Popular Materials

Phone 507-266-8923
Fax 507-266-1740
Location: Eisenberg Building, Subway Level Room 59


Mon-Fri   9am - 4:30pm

Sat-Sun   1pm - 4:30 pm


Stephanie Wentz, Librarian
Phone: 255-6925