The Patients' Libraries have several communication aids to help nursing staff communicate with patients
who don't speak English
who are hearing impaired
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.
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.
Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 3:30 pm