The Resource Room

In the Resource Room, a trained library professional is on hand to help you fulfill your information needs. As well as one-to-one assistance, internet access is available for health research, and we can provide you with materials on topics such as cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, symptom management, end-of-life care, nutrition, clinical trials, support, caregiving, alternative and complementary therapies, emotional health and wellbeing, and family care issues. You can also find out more about the cancer services offered at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Find out what we've added most recently to the library.

The Resource Room offers:

  • Computers with access to online resources and credible health websites.
  • Consumer health books, magazines, brochures and newsletters.
  • Interactive computer programs and CD-ROMs on specific types of cancers.
  • Health education DVDs.
  • Medical reference books.
  • CancerHelp™, a touch screen computer program linked to the National Cancer Institute.
  • Spanish language material.
  • Children's books.
  • Portable DVD players and recreational DVDs.
  • Nook and Kindle devices for e-books, magazines and internet.
  • Playaway devices and CDs for relaxation.
  • iPods for videos, music and meditation.
  • iPads for games, movies, music and internet.


Latest Additions to the Library


100 Questions & Answers About Ovarian Cancer (3rd edition) (2015) by Don S. Dizon and Dorinda Sparacio.  Practical answers for ovarian cancer patients, survivors, or friends of either.

Beyond 5 Years: A Navigator for Long-Term Survivors by Young Survival Coalition.  A resource to help with physical, emotional, financial and professional issues long after diagnosis and treatment.

Brain Tumor Guide for the Newly Diagnosed (2014) by Al Musella.  Tools for engaging with a medical team and choices of treatment.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Melanoma (2015) by Cancer Support Community.  A resource on melanoma developed from Cancer Support Community, the international non-profit.

How to Help your Friend with Cancer (2015) by Colleen Doran Fullbright.  This book includes more than a hundred suggestions to help friends of cancer patients in providing support.

Melanoma - Not Just Skin Cancer: The Changing Landscape of Melanoma (2015) by Catherine M. Poole.  A guide to melanoma treatments.

Metastatic Navigator: A Young Woman's Guide to Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer by Young Survival Coalition.  This guide provides answers to young women diagnoses with metastatic (stage IV) breast cancer.

A Mom of Many Hats (2011) by Debbie Fink and Lisa Perea Hane.  An illustrated story to help children affected by a parent fighting cancer.

Newly Diagnosed Navigator by Young Survival Coaltion.  An informational guide to empower women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

Physicians Desk Reference (2016).  A comprehensive drug reference book.

ResourceLink Guidebook (3rd edition) by Young Survival Coalition.  A resource for educating young women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Los Secretos de Maya (Maya's Secrets) (2014) by Malena Perdomo, Martin Limas-Villers and Maya Leon-Meis.  One hundred tasty recipes in Spanish.

Shaken But Not Stirred (2015) by Sherry-Ann Glasgow.  A cancer survival memoir.

The Silver Lining: A Supportative & Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer (2014) by Hollye Jacobs.  A memoir and practical resource for anyone affected by breast cancer.

What's Next? A Young Woman's Post-Treatment Navigator by Young Survival Coalition.  This guide lets young women know what to expect after initial breast cancer treatment.


Clinical Trials. More Options. More Hope. by Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.


December 14, 2015