Our services and resources

The McConnell Patient Resource Centre (PRC) at the Glen Site of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is a place where adult patients and their loved ones can find reliable, clear and up-to-date health and wellness information and resources.

Picture of a librarian and a patron sitting at a table of the Resource Centre.

Looking for health information

The librarians at the PRC can help you find answers and resources you can trust.

Contact us to learn more on:

  • medical conditions and diseases,
  • tests and procedures,
  • caregiving,
  • support groups,
  • government and community resources, etc.

All requests are strictly confidential.

Online and on-site resources

Ebooks and audiobooks

With Libby, you can listen to audiobooks or read ebooks on most mobile devices. Explore our books on health and wellness!

How do I use Libby?
You will need a cellphone number to create your free account.

What device can I use Libby on?
You can use Libby on a smartphone, tablet, laptop, computer or ereader. See our Libby guide for more detail.


The PRC has easy-to-read books that you can borrow. There are books on illnesses, wellbeing and other medical issues. We even have cookbooks! We also have health-related pamphlets you can take home. Visit us in person or look for books in our catalogue, the Patient Book Collection.

Do I have to pay to borrow books?
No. Borrowing books from the PRC is free.

How can I borrow books?
To borrow books, you will need to show us your hospital card or a piece of photo ID and give us your detailed contact information.

How many books can I borrow and for how long can I borrow them?
You can borrow up to 2 books at a time for a period of 3 weeks.

Can I renew the books I’ve borrowed?
You can renew books once (for another 3 weeks), if no one else has asked for it. To renew a book, come in-person or contact us by email or by phone.

Online resources

The PRC has lists of reliable websites you can visit.

Looking for general information, dictionaries, encyclopedias or how to evaluate health information?
Go to General Health Information.

Looking for a condition, a disease, a treatment or another specific health topic?
Go to Health Topics.

Other places you can go for help:

Printing, copying and Internet access

The PRC offers on-site access to:

  • computers,
  • printers,
  • a photocopier*,
  • a scanner,
  • a fax machine,
  • WiFi.

*Photocopying costs $ 0.10 per page.


The information on this website or provided by the McConnell Patient Resource Centre is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the advice or instruction of a professional healthcare practitioner or to substitute for medical care.

The McConnell Patient Resource Centre furthermore accepts no responsibility for any issues or damages related to the use of its equipment (including but not limited to: computers, photocopier/printer/scanner, fax machine, and hospital Wi-Fi network). In particular, the McConnell Patient Resource Centre assumes no responsibility for any personal information left on computers or any other equipment.

Page Last Updated: February 22, 2021
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