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Family Support and Resource Centre

The Family Support & Resource Centre is a welcoming community space and library that provides accessible and quality health information.

We aim to help patients and their supporters become informed and active partners in making health care decisions along with their health care providers.

We provide:

  • Library resources and help finding health information on topics like pregnancy, birth, the NICU, and chronic complex diseases;
  • Free mailing service of resources anywhere in British Columbia and the Yukon, with return postage provided for free;
  • Access to computers, internet, free fax and printing;
  • Quiet lounge areas with a Little Free Library of adult fiction and children's books;
  • Orientation, navigation, and connections within the hospital and community;
  • Free coffee and tea.

You'll find all our library resources via our online library catalogue. this includes a wide variety of books, pamphlets, DVDs, and other resources on health topics. 


There are several computers available:

At BC Women's 
  • Inpatients can use the kiosk in the Evergreen Lounge, 2P.
  • The public can access a kiosk in the Front Lobby (24 hours).
At BC Children's 
  •  Inpatients can use the computers in 2B Oncology, PICU 1M4 & 1M7, and NICU 1N28.
  • The public can access computers in the Family Support & Resource Centre during open hours (M-F, 10-4).

Library Catalogue

How do I borrow?

Search the online library catalogue to request resources, visit us in-person, or contact us using the Finding Us information on this page.

Can I borrow?

Anyone in British Columbia or the Yukon is able to borrow resources free of charge. 

I don't live near the library, how can I get books?

Resources are mailed out for free to any location in British Columbia or the Yukon. Request for resources to be mailed to you via our online catalogue or by calling us at 1-800-331-1533.

How long can I borrow?

All resources are available for 4 weeks. If there is not a waitlist, you may renew your resources. 
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