Stanford Health Care Health Library

Librarian and visitor

The Stanford Health Care Health Library and Ryan Comer Cancer Resource Center, established in 1991, offers free access to easy-to-understand, up-to-date health and medical information. Located in the same building as the Regional Cancer Center at ValleyCare, the Stanford Health Care Health Library offers patients support and education in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

The library is staffed by trained volunteers and support staff who guide patients through their treatment process. In addition, patients receive a personalized cancer handbook to help them keep track of information, medications, treatment records and appointments.

Open to the public, the library is funded by community donations, fundraising events and Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare.

Library Features

  • Personalized, expert searching services are provided by trained volunteers
  • Databases with full-text medical journals, newsletters, pamphlets and patient education sheets
  • Access to reliable, evaluated, health-related websites
  • Ryan Comer Cancer Resource Center, focusing on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, including a monthly calendar of education and support
  • Breast Cancer Patient Navigator
  • Collection of books, DVDs, CD-ROM, games, videos, posters, models and interactive kits for checkout
  • Eric's Corner - Epilepsy Resources and Support Group
  • HERS Breast Cancer Foundation
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Library Databases

The Stanford Health Care Health Library provides free, on-site access to the following databases. Printouts are 10 cents/page, 25 cents/page for color. Several databases contain a free email feature.

  • JAMA-Journal of the American Medical Association
  • MedlinePlus
  • NEJM-New England Journal of Medicine
  • PubMed
  • Up-to-Date

Contact Us

Stanford Health Care Health Library

5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 270

Pleasanton, CA 94588



Monday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tuesday–Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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