The Resource Room

In the Resource Room, a trained library professional is on hand to help you fulfill your information needs. As well as one-to-one assistance, internet access is available for health research, and we can provide you with materials on topics such as cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, symptom management, end-of-life care, nutrition, clinical trials, support, caregiving, alternative and complementary therapies, emotional health and wellbeing, and family care issues. You can also find out more about the cancer services offered at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Find out what we've added most recently to the library.

The Resource Room offers:

  • Computers with access to online resources and credible health websites.
  • Consumer health books, magazines, brochures and newsletters.
  • Interactive computer programs and CD-ROMs on specific types of cancers.
  • Health education DVDs.
  • Medical reference books.
  • CancerHelp™, a touch screen computer program linked to the National Cancer Institute.
  • Spanish language material.
  • Children's books.
  • Portable DVD players and recreational DVDs.
  • Nook and Kindle devices for e-books, magazines and internet.
  • Playaway devices and CDs for relaxation.
  • iPods for videos, music and meditation.
  • iPads for games, movies, music and internet.


Latest Additions to the Library


Breast Cancer Clear & Simple (2016) by The American Cancer Society.  A breast cancer resource for the newly diagnosed.

Chicken Soup for the Soul, Think Possible (2015) by Amy Newmark and Deborah Norville.  Contains 101 stories from many authors about using a positive attitude to  improve your life.

Childhood Cancer: a Parent's Guide to Solid Tumor Cancers (2016) by Anne Spurgeon and Nancy Keene.  This newly updated edition contains essential information families need.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Lung Cancer (2016).  A comprehensive book that empowers people affected by lung cancer with information on treatment decision-making, side effects management, and improving quality of life during and after diagnosis.

Lung cancer: Your Questions, Expert Answers (2014) by Joan H. Schiller, MD.  Guides patients and their families through diagnosis and treatment.

The Meals to Heal Cookbook (2016) by Susan Bratton and Jessica Iannotta.  Written to meet the unique needs of cancer patients and caregivers.

Purpee the Purple Dragon and the Long Walk to School (2014) by Anthony and Brianno Fasano.  Purpee's exciting journey with his friends emphasizes the value of forming good friendships.

Purpee the Purple Dragon and theSone-Eyed Snake (2014) by Anthony and Brianno Fasano.  Purpee and his friends learn that you should never let someone else's opinions of others affect how you feel about another person.

Reading and Writing Cancer: How Words Heal (2016) by Susan Gubar.  The author describes how the activities of reading and writing can right some of cancer’s wrongs.

Woman Redefined: Dignity, Beauty, and Breast Cancer (2016) by Kristina Hunter and ML Kenneth.  An empowering collection of body portraits.

You Are Not Alone: Real Life Advice for Pediatric Oncology Families (2016).  A compilation of real life stories, thoughts, and experiences.



Basics of Blood and Marrow Transplant (2016).  Meet patients and caregivers who have been through transplant.  In both English and Spanish.

Understanding Ovarian Cancer (2014).  Features Shannon Miller, Olympic gold medalist and cancer survivor.


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