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​Health Library


For your health and safety, RVH's Health Library is closed to visitors until further notice.


The Health Library at RVH 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 help you find reliable health information.

Library professionals also provide assistance with full-text article retrieval, conduct basic literature searches, and help find information on a given topic. Requests can be made online or by phone.

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

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

 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

 Work space and plugs to charge your laptop/cell phone





Gale Virtual Library 

Journal Watch

Library Catalogue

Up to Date

 *onsite access only for community


Phone: 705-728-9090 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 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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