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About the Paul B. Helliwell Patient & Family Library

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​​Hours & Contact​

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Monday – Friday
8:30 am​ – 4:30 pm​

Phone: 416 603 6277
Fax: 416 ​603 5310

Patient & Family Library is located on the 1st floor of the West Wing at Toronto Western Hospital.

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​​About Paul B. Helliwell Patient & Family Library​

English​ | Chinese (中文) | Portuguese (Português) | Spanish (Español)

Patient & Family Library provides reliable and up to date health information for patients, their families, caregivers, staff, and community members. To serve our diverse patient population, we offer materials in many languages, including English, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and Vietnamese.

Visit us to browse our collection of books, audio-books, DVDs, and brochures, or to use our computers or tablets.

Our program also presents a monthly health talk​ for patients, families, community members and staff on a variety of topics. Click the link above to learn about upcoming talks or view videos of previous talks.

​​How to Become a Member

The first time you borrow, you will need to fill out a registration form and show valid identification with your name and address, such as a Driver’s License or Hospital Card. Once you register with us, you may borrow from any of UHN Patient & Family Libraries.

​​Borrowing from our collection

    You may have up to 3 items checked out from our library at one time
  • You may borrow an item for 3 weeks
  • You may contact us to renew an item 1 time, for 3 more weeks from your original due date

Searching for health information

We provide tailored, health information packages if the information in our collection doesn’t fully answer your question. These searches are completed by qualified information specialists.

Click the link to fill out aHealth Information Request Form​.  ​

TWH Patient & Family Library Newsletter

​Our monthly newsletter features health topics and events of interest to TWH patient and family population.  It is written by our librarian with contributions by the UHN community.


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