Patient and Family Resource Center

Welcome to the Patient and Family Resource Center, conveniently located on the first floor of Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.

The Resource Center offers a comfortable, quiet environment where Smilow Cancer Hospital patients and their families and caregivers can come to find cancer information, browse the internet, attend workshops and ask about community resources such as area restaurants, lodging and more.


The Patient and Family Resource Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital exists to provide a place where patients and families can obtain information on cancer-related topics as well as hospital and community services, all within a serene, comfortable setting. The Resource Center provides computer workstations with internet access for research purposes or personal business. A lending library offers hundreds of titles containing current information on cancer-related topics, as well as a selection of relaxation/meditation CDs. In addition, the Resource Center will be the site of regularly scheduled events, including educational programs, drop-in discussions with hospital staff, and creative activities workshops.

Online Resource Library

Visit our collection of cancer-related reading material; you can search for and reserve items online. Titles include popular releases and cover everything from personal stories about overcoming cancer to science, philosophy and children's literature.

View the Resource Library