Health Information Research Service
The librarians at the PRC can help you to find answers and resources you can trust.
Contact us to get information about:
- medical conditions and diseases,
- tests and procedures,
- support groups,
- government and community resources, etc.
All requests are strictly confidential.
Online and On-Site Resources
The PRC has a growing collection of patient-friendly books on medical topics that patrons can borrow as well as a selection of health-related pamphlets and information sheets. Visit us in person or search for books in our Patient Book Collection.
Are there any registration fees for borrowing books?
No. Borrowing books from the PRC is a free service.
What information will you need to register me?
To borrow books, you will need to provide your detailed contact information and either your hospital card or a piece of photo identification.
How many books can I borrow and for how long can I borrow them?
You can borrow up to two books at a time for a period of three weeks.
Can I renew the books I’ve borrowed?
You can renew books once (for another three weeks), provided that no other patron has requested the book. To renew a book, come in-person or contact us by email or by phone.
Find Online Resources
The PRC has identified several reliable websites containing health information for the general public. See our General Health Sites page to find websites, online dictionaries and encyclopedias and resources on how to evaluate health information. See our Health Topics page to find information about a condition, a disease, a treatment or another specific health topic.
Other resources are also available from the MUHC:
- Cedars CanSupport Resource Centre | Royal Victoria Hospital — Glen Site
- Infoneuro: Neuro-Patient Resource Centre | Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
- Montreal Children’s Hospital Family Resource Library | Montreal Children’s Hospital — Glen Site
- Patient Education Office
Printing, Copying and Internet Access
The PRC offers on-site access to:
- a photocopier*,
- a scanner,
- a fax machine,
*Photocopying costs $ 0.10 per page.
Page Last Updated: May 12, 2020
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