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Saint Marys Patients' Library: Home

Hospital Patients' Libraries serve hospitalized patients and their families.

Highlighted Resource

The Patients' Libraries now offers a phone charger for use in the Library. 

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

Saint Marys Patients' Library -- Francis 7 Tower

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


Coffee and a View from 9:30am - 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

Consumer Health and Popular Materials

Phone 255-5434
Fax: 255-5254
Location: Saint Marys Campus, Francis Tower, 7th floor


Mon-Fri 9:30am - 4:30pm


Little Girl Reading

Stephanie Wentz, Librarian
Phone: 255-5434 

Leah Emerick
Phone: 255-5434