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​Health Library


RVH's Health Library is open to everyone and supports patient care, learning & professional development.

The library provides resources to help you make informed decisions about your healthcare. You can borrow books, browse through pamphlets on many health concerns, use the computers, and connect with community resources. Our staff and volunteers can connect you with reliable health information.


The Health Library gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Barrie Huronia Rotary Club.


Phone: 705-728-9802 Ext. 42631

Fax: 705-739-5693

201 Georgian Drive, Barrie, ON L4N 6M2. From the Main Entrance follow the Blue Navigation Line to the Health Library, located beside Victoria's Gift Shop.

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


 We Offer


Medical books & articles

Free Pamphlets

Paperbacks, audiobooks and large print books

Computer access

Faxing/printing/copying (fee based)

Comfortable seating while you wait


Recommended Websites

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Community Resources

Barrie Community Health Centre

Barrie Information Database

CMHA ​North Simcoe Muskoka

North Simcoe Muskoka Healthline​

Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit



Canadian Cancer Society

Cancer Care Ontario

National Cancer Institute

NSM Healthline - Cancer


​Child & Youth Health

About Kid's Health

Children's Mental Health​​

NSM Healthline - Children and Parenting

Youth - Health Canada

NSM Healthline - Youth

​Complementary Health

Mayo Clinic

National Centre for Complementary and
Alternative Medicine


University of Marylan​​d Medical Center - Comple​mentary and Alternative Medicine Guide


​Digestive Health

Gastrointestinal Society 

Crohn's and Colitis Canada


Canadian Diabetes

Ontario - Preventing and Living with Diabetes

​General Health

Health Canada

Health ​Link BC

Mayo Clinic

Ontario Ministry of Health


​Heart & Stroke

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Health Canada - Heart &

Stroke - North Simcoe

​Infectious Diseases

CPHA Infectious Diseases


Public Health Canada

​LGBTQ Resources

Gilber​t Centre​

Gender Journeys Spring 2016.pdf


PFLAG Canada

Simcoe Pride


​Men's Health

CDC - Helping Men Live
Safer and Healthier Lives

Health Canada -
Men's Health


​Mental Health & Addiction

Canadian Mental Health Association

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

eMental Health - Simcoe County

NSM Healthline - Addictions

NSM Healthline - Mental Health

​Rare Diseases

Canadian Organization for
Rare Disorders

The National Organization
for Rare Disorders

​Women's Health

CDC Advancing Women's Health & Safety

Health Canada - Women

Women's Health Matters

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