Library Services

For staff & physicians

The Library’s primary responsibility is to support the needs of staff and physicians. The Library is available 24/7 for staff, physicians and volunteers by using your hospital-issued identification card.

For questions about our Library, contact: 
Laura Paprocki, Medical Librarian

For patients & visitors

While the Library’s primary function is to serve the information needs of our professional staff members, patients and visitors are welcome to browse the collection of fiction in the library. Patients and visitors are unable to borrow journals or medical publications.

For consumer health information, we encourage you to visit our Patient & Family Education page.

Bi-annual charity book sale

Are you looking for the perfect vacation novel, quick read, or trying to fill your own personal library? To donate books, CDs, DVDs or games for sale please contact the librarian at 519-749-6549. We ask that all donations be less than five years old and in good condition. Many thanks to our ongoing supporters.

Consumer Health Information

Sites included in Recommended Websites are reviewed on a regular basis, however St. Mary’s General Hospital cannot guarantee the function, accuracy or currency of the websites and information contain within them. 

How to Evaluate Online Health Information

  1. Who is responsible for the site?
  2. What is the purpose of the site?
  3. Where does the information come from?
  4. What is the quality of the information?
  5. Is the site up to date?
  6. Is your privacy respected?

For more details click here.

Public Libraries in Kitchener-Waterloo

Health Websites

General Information

Specifics Websites