Cancer Resource Library

Library Resources During COVID-19

Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in our community, we have made the difficult decision to once again temporarily close the Resource Library. Though the Library will be closed to visitors, resources will continue to be available.

For information regarding a cancer diagnosis, we encourage you to see our online InfoGuides. These guides contain links to recommended websites and are available for several cancer types and many cancer-related topics.

If you would like to check out books, CDs, or DVDs, please contact us and materials can be mailed to you along with a prepaid mailing packet for returns. We follow strict handling guidelines for the safety of our patrons.

If you have materials to be returned, please hold onto them until the Resource Library reopens or request a prepaid mailing packet.

We can be reached at library@ridleytreecc.org or (805) 879-5648.

Services

The Cancer Resource Library offers a comfortable place where patients and families can find current, comprehensive information about all aspects of cancer. Our Librarian also provides physicians and clinical staff with scientific medical literature that is in support of our evidence-based approach to care. The Library is open to all and services are offered at no charge.

Research Assistance – Our staff are here to help answer your questions and provide personalized information searches.

Lending Library – We have an extensive collection of books, DVDs, and CDs on a variety of cancer-related topics available for checkout.

Information Guides – Online guides are available for a variety of diagnoses and topics.

Brochures – Brochures and pamphlets are available free of charge.

Computers – Patients and caregivers are welcome to use the library’s computers during their time at the Cancer Center.

Book Club – The Resource Library partners with the Santa Barbara Public Library to bring a monthly book club to the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center. For more information and upcoming titles, visit our online calendar. 

Moving Pictures – The Resource Library partners with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival to host a free screening of an uplifting film followed by a discussion led by SBIFF staff. For more information and upcoming films, visit our online calendar.

Visit Us

540 W. Pueblo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Mondays: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursdays: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Have a question? Email library@ridleytreecc.org or call (805) 879-5648.


Materials in the Cancer Resource Library are provided for informational purposes only. The information in these materials may or may not apply to your specific condition, and it should not be construed as medical advice. Because medical information is continually changing and can be controversial, please consult your healthcare provider regarding any health concern or question you have.