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The Library of Rush University

Located on the fifth floor of the Armour Academic Facility Center, the Library of Rush University opens its comprehensive collections of health-related books, journals

and electronic publications to patients and their families. Internet access is available using the library's computers. Reference librarians also are available to help with specialized searches. For more information, please contact the Library Reference Desk at ext. 2-5950 or libref@rushu.rush.edu

The Anne Byron Waud Patient and Family Resource Center for Healthy Aging

The Waud Resource Center, located on the fourth floor of the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, has a wealth of books, brochures, videotapes, audio tapes and other resources — including Internet access — on a wide range of elder lifestyle, care and health issues. A lending library of fiction and non-fiction books also is available. The center is operated by Rush Generations, the Medical Center's

free membership program for older adults and the people who look after them. Rush Generations also provides counseling services, health fairs, support groups and education. For more information, please call ext. 3-2700.

Cancer Resource Library

The Clark Quinn Snyder Memorial Library, located in Suite 950 of the Professional Building, offers free educational information and support — via books, videos and a computer database — about cancer, its treatments, symptom control, pain management and quality of life.

Cancer Patient Navigator

In collaboration with the American Cancer Society, Rush provides a full-time patient navigator for cancer patients and their families. The patient navigator helps patients and their families access support services, provides useful information and removes potential roadblocks so that patients can receive the best cancer care possible.

McCormick Educational Technology Center (METC)

The METC is our audiovisual library, located in room 919 of the Armour Academic Facility. Of special interest is its collection of Alzheimer's disease videotapes. This series of approximately 80 videotapes is available to family caregivers for home use.

Rush Physician Referral Service

If you or a family member wants a referral to a Rush doctor or to make an appointment with one, please call our toll-free physician referral number: (888) 352-RUSH.


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