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Cancer Resource Library

The Henley Resource Library is now open to visitors! 

The health and safety of our patients and community continue to be our top priority. Hours and services may be limited as we gradually reopen. We’ve implemented new policies and procedures to prioritize visitor safety while allowing access to Library resources. 

At this time, we are limiting visitors to patients and caregivers who are at the Cancer Center for scheduled appointments. We hope to be able to welcome community members and other visitors later this summer. Scheduled material pick-ups and materials by mail will continue to be available to all Library patrons. We will share updates on this page and in the Supportive Care monthly e-newsletter.


The Resource Library has launched a new online catalog. You can now browse and search our collection from home and request materials for check out by contacting us at or (805) 879-5648.

Helpful Tip – While in the Resource Library catalog, click the Tag List button at the top right corner to browse by topic.

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Visit Us

540 W. Pueblo Street – 1st floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93105


Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 2:00pm

Visitor Guidelines

  • Masks must be worn at all times
  • Use provided hand sanitizer upon entering the Library and before handling materials
  • No eating or drinking in the Library
  • Do not re-shelve browsed materials; place them on the marked table
  • Keep a safe distance between other visitors

Library staff may limit access to the Library as needed in order to allow for proper social distancing. We ask that everyone be respectful of other visitors and limit their time in the Library.


The Cancer Resource Library offers a comfortable place where patients and families can find current, comprehensive information about all aspects of cancer. Our Library Manager also provides physicians and clinical staff with scientific medical literature 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.

Musical Instruments – Ocean drum, percussion instruments, ukulele and more are available for check out.

Computer and Printer
 – Patients and caregivers are welcome to use the library’s computer and printer during their time at the Cancer Center. 

Chargers – Micro USB (compatible with most Android devices) and lightning chargers (compatible with most iPhones and iPads) are available for in-building use.

Safety Information

The CDC has determined that the risk of transmission via surface contact is minimal. Studies have shown that a quarantine period of 24 hours significantly reduces the amount of virus present on a surface. At the Resource Library, all returned and browsed library materials are quarantined for a minimum of 24 hours before being re-shelved or checked out to another patron. Whenever possible, materials are also wiped with disinfectant as an added precaution. Patrons may also quarantine materials at home for 24 hours before handling them to further reduce risk. Contact surfaces such as tables and chairs are disinfected frequently throughout the day. Computer keyboard and mouse and chargers are disinfected after each use. Library practices and policies may change as we receive updated guidance from the CDC and local public health department. 

Have a question? Email 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.