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Saint Marys Patients' Library -- Francis 7 Tower

For staff: Use EPIC to request services from the Patients' Libraries. Under the Humanities of Medicine section in EPIC, you can now find our library and request delivery for amplified listeners, books and much more on behalf of your patients.  We are still available by an online form to request servicesphone at 507-255-5434 or email at  

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.


Mon-Fri 9am - 4:30 pm

Sat-Sun 1pm - 4:30 pm


  • Laptops available for patient use
  • X-box gaming systems
  • Large collection of DVDs
  • Large collection of CDs, including relaxation and popular music
  • CD players, TV/DVD players
  • Medical and health-related information
  • Copy and fax machines available for patients and visitors
  • Printing and scanning 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 and magazines circulate for two days. Medical reference materials do not circulate.


Coffee and a View from 9 am - 12pm every week day.  Complimentary coffee and other hot beverages are available as well as the best view of the city.  

Communication Aids

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

who have English as a second language:

  • Talking Pictures/Picture Boards

who are hearing impaired

  • Amplified listeners
  • Talking Pictures/Picture Boards