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​Health Library

The Health Library at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre is open to everyone and we support 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.

We ask that you provide identification with your current name and address in order to borrow materials.


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

You may also charge your cell phone in the library on a first come, first serve basis.




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