Two people holding a book in the cancer centre's resource centre

J. Wesley Graham Patient and Family Resource Centre

Have questions? We have answers!

Welcome to all Waterloo Wellington Regional Cancer Program patients and their families. Please enjoy a public library right within the hospital’s regional cancer centre. The resource centre offers information on a wide number of topics, with information tailored to your care needs.

Where can I find the resource centre?

The resource centre is on the main floor (3rd Floor) of Grand River Regional Cancer Centre (Balsillie building), between the main entrance and radiation therapy check-in desk.

Hours & Contact Information

Hours: Open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed on statutory holidays).

Phone: 519-749-4300 ext. 5453


Please call ahead if you are making a special trip to the resource centre.

*Note that the resource centre is currently CLOSED due to COVID-19

Library Card

Who can use the resource centre?

  • Any new, current or past patient
  • Friends or family members of patients
  • Care partners

Anyone can get a Kitchener Public Library card for free when they come to the resource centre.

Local residents with active library cards from Kitchener, Waterloo, Region of Waterloo, and Cambridge are also welcome to use the resource centre.

How can the resource centre help me?

The resource centre offers cancer patients and their care partners information on their cancer and treatment. Information is available using paper, books, websites or ipads.

What can you find in the resource centre?

  • Books (fiction, non-fiction)
  • Cancer related books (community support, nutrition, symptoms, coping, spirituality)
  • Pamphlets
  • Websites
  • A computer
  • Ipads
  • Pathfinders*
  • Free WIFI (internet access)
  • Downloadable books, magazines, music
  • Comfortable seating to relax

*A Pathfinder is a list of information about a cancer topic. The list contains websites, links and other sources of credible information.

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Visit Kitchener Public Library's website (opens in a new tab) for more about the resource centre's collections.

We thank the patient and family advisory council of GRH’s cancer program for their advocacy in support of the resource centre partnership, and generous community donors to Grand River Hospital Foundation (opens in a new window) for their financial assistance.

Visit Kitchener Public Library to register for a card (opens in a new window)