Library & Family Resource Center

As an academic hospital, we understand that education and health care go hand in hand. When you want to learn more about a condition or treatment, or find age-appropriate books or videos to help children understand their condition and care experience, we have a library of resources ready for you and free of charge.

Our family resource center is an on-site and online library, offering you and your family extensive information about pediatric and maternal health. Our collection of books and magazines cover a variety of topics including disease-specific information, coping with chronic illness, parenting skills and child development, in addition to recreational reading materials, movies, CDs and audio books.

We welcome everyone to use the Family Resource Center, and have staff on-hand to help you find what you need. Patients, their families, employees and volunteers of our hospital have check-out privileges.

Recreational Collection

Search our online catalog of fiction and nonfiction books, CDs, audio books and movies for children from infancy to young adulthood.


While at the hospital, your child can hear a read-aloud story by calling 49-STORY (497-8679).

Volunteer Bedside and Clinic Programs

Our volunteers bring the Family Resource Center directly to our patients’ bedsides each evening as well as to outpatients during mornings and afternoon hours in the hospital waiting rooms. These programs connect dedicated kids with talented volunteers who read and tell stories and distribute movies.

Books Alive Program

Volunteers bring laptops to patients’ bedside to provide an interactive reading experience.

Closed Circuit TV 

Our closed circuit TV broadcasts television programming chosen especially for the educational and entertainment needs of patients and families.

Find us: Third floor next to 3 North

Days and Hours:
Mon -Fri, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Evening and weekend 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Contact Us: (650) 497-8102