What does the Family Resource Centre offer?
Staff at the Family Resource Centre can help you to find the information and resources you are looking for. Staff are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday or you can call to arrange a time to meet with staff.
The Family Resource Centre is a full service lending library. Borrowing privileges are available to patients, families, staff, and the community. The Family Resource Centre has hundreds of books, DVDs and brochures available for borrowing.
How to borrow books and DVDs?
Books may be borrowed for 4 weeks, DVDs may be borrowed for 2 weeks. You can easily renew the books and DVDs by coming into the centre or by calling or emailing.
In addition to books, DVDs and brochures available, there are many online resources that provide up to date information. The Family Resource Centre staff can help you to weed through the online information available and guide you to relevant, current and credible resources.
Family Resource Centre staff are able to gather information for you including resources, articles, links to online resources etc., and have it ready for you to pick up or if you prefer emailed to you.
The Family Resource Centre has a computer station with free internet access for families to use.
The Family Resource Centre has developed lists of popular books available on a number of common issues related to children and youth. The books and resources on the lists are selected from the collection at the Family Resource Centre at McMaster Children's Hospital. The selection is based on feedback and suggestions from families and staff, and from on-going reviews at the Family Resource Centre. The inclusion of a particular resource does not imply an endorsement of the information or suggestions in that resource. Many of our resources are general in nature, and may not apply to your situation. Your health care professional is the best source of information about your child's health and concerns.