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Hospital Patients' Libraries serve hospitalized patients and their families.

New Books

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The Patients' Library delivery services are now on Epic! Under the Humanities of Medicine section, you can now found our library and request delivery for amplified listeners, books and much more on behalf of your patients. We are still available via phone at 507-255-5434 or email at


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

Saint Marys Patients' Library -- Francis 7 Tower

Search the online catalog for items available in the Rochester Patients' Libraries.


An online form to request services from the Rochester Patients' Library is now available.   Staff can still request library services via phone (255-5434), e-mail (, or a visit to the Library.

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 available for patient use
  • X-box gaming systems
  • 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  

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.  

About Saint Marys Patients' Library

Popular Materials and Consumer Health Location: Saint Marys Campus, Francis Tower, 7th floor


Mon-Fri   9am - 4:30pm

Sat-Sun  1pm - 4:30pm


Little Girl Reading

Stephanie Wentz, Librarian
Phone: 255-5434 

Leah Emerick
Phone: 255-5434