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Rochester Methodist Patients' Library: Home

Hospital Patients' Libraries serve hospitalized patients and their families.


Welcome to the Patients' Library at Methodist Hospital!




We are here to serve patients and their family members at no charge. The library offers a wide array of resources for recreational purposes including new books and magazines, USA Today and The Star Tribune delivered daily, music, movies and so much more. The library is also available for technological assistance with computer printing, fax and document scanning.




Highlighted News

New ways to access Patient Library Services

The Patients' Library delivery services are now on Epic! Under the Humanities of Medicine section, you can now find our library and request delivery for amplified listeners, books and much more on behalf of your patients. We also have an online form to request services and are still available via phone at 507-266-8923 or email at



Communication Tools

Language Aids

Dictionaries in Arabic, Somali, Spanish, American Sign Language and Italian.

Visual and Audio Aids

Talking pictures/ picture boards

Amplified Listeners and Voice Amplifiers

Reader's glasses and magnifying glasses

And more!


Methodist Patients' Library -- Eisenberg SL-59

The Patients' Libraries serve patients and their families at Mayo Clinic Hospital - Rochester. The libraries offer a varied collection of materials including magazines, newspapers, current and popular fiction and nonfiction books. Library services are available to patients and visitors at no charge.

Popular Services

  • Laptops and iPads available for patient use
  • Charging station in the library and phone chargers for check out to hospital rooms
  • 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
  • Printing, copy, fax and scanning capabilities for patients and visitors
  • Internet and e-mail access 
  • Library cart book services to patient rooms  
  • A quiet, relaxing place to spend time in a non-clinical environment

Catalog for Patients' Libraries

Search for items:


Eisenberg Building

Subway Level- Room 59


Phone: 507-266-8923


Stephanie Wentz, Librarian
Phone: 255-6925


Kelly Singleton, Library Specialist II

Phone: 266-8923