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Stanford Hospital Health Library


Stanford Hospital Health Library

Consumer Health Library

Maintains current information on health issues ranging from individual exercise programs to complex medical conditions.


Free access to health and medical information from consumer to professional level. The library contains books, medical texts, health newsletters, medical journals, clipping files, and video cassettes. Many resources are available in Chinese and Spanish. Computer access to health databases. The Health Library's Web site features a collection of 1000 electronic books available online. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) insurance counseling is available on site. A calendar of events at the library is published quarterly. For those unable to visit the library, information packets are provided by mail or fax. Other branches of the library are located at: inside Stanford University Hospital; Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 2470 El Camino Real, Palo Alto; the Liautaud Family Health Library at the Stanford Cancer Center, Stanford Medical Center, 875 Blake Wilbur Drive, Stanford; and at Ravenswood Family Health Center, 1807 Bay Rd., East Palo Alto.


Public Transit:

VTA and SAMTRANS stop within 1 block, CALTRAIN within 4 blocks.
211 Quarry Road, S 201, Palo Alto, CA 94304 37.4413832 -122.1688024 Libraries

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Parking
  • Wheelchair



None. All services free of charge. Donations welcome.



How to Apply:

Walk in, inquire by phone or email for service.

Service Wait Estimate:

No wait.

Service Areas:

  • Alameda County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Marin County
  • Nationwide
  • San Francisco County
  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Clara County