Effective July 16, patients admitted to RVH will be allowed one visitor, seven days a week, for one hour, during specific pre-booked times. Click here for COVID-19 Information.

Since 1997, the RVH Health Library has been an integral part of RVH’s commitment to providing contemporary, evidence-based health information to staff, physicians, patients and visitors across Simcoe County.

Located on the second floor, next to Victoria’s Gift Shop near the Atrium Entrance, the library offers a large collection of academic textbooks, medical books, patient-education pamphlets, e-resources, computers and other electronic services, and exam invigilation*.

We Offer:

  • Medical books*
  • Literature searches
  • Full-text article retrieval
  • 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*

Library professionals are available to help you conduct literature searches, provide assistance with full-text article retrieval, and locate information on a wide variety of healthcare topics. If you are unable to visit the library, information can be sent electronically.

Please contact the RVH Health Library for all your health information needs at healthlibrary@rvh.on.ca or call, 705-728-9090 Ext. 42631, or stop by in person for drop-in services. The library is open to all visitors Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location:
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.

Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

*Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some of our normal services may not be available at this time, including seating, public book loans, and computer access. Medical/academic textbook loans remain available to staff and physicians. Despite these temporary changes, we are committed to your health information needs and hope to see or hear from you.

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

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Phone: 705-728-9090 Ext. 42631

Fax: 705-739-5693

Email:healthlibrary@rvh.on.ca

Location:
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.

Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30am – 4pm.

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