The Resource Centre is temporarily CLOSED

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.

When you walk into the main entrance, turn right and walk down the hall. The Resource Centre is on your left hand side as you make your way down the hall.

Hours & Contact Information

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

Phone: 519-749-4300 ext. 2080


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

Two people holding a book in the cancer centre's resource centre
Library Card
Kitchener Public Library (KPL) card gives you access to all of our books and KPL online.

Who can use the resource centre?

  • Any new, current or past patient
  • Friends or family members of patients
  • Care partners (someone who is helping you with your health care)

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 you, your family and care partners information on 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.

Kpl Check Out
Using a KPL card to take out a book at the resource centre desk
Click here to register for a digital Kitchener Public Library Card

Where can I find more books and resources?

Visit Kitchener Public Library's website (opens in a new window) for more about the resource centre's collections. You can use the KPL website to search for more than just books.

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 new window) for their financial assistance.

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