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


A Helping Hand: The Resource Guide for People With Cancer (2017, Updated Edition) by CancerCare.  Includes national and regional organizations that offer various kinds of financial help to people with cancer.

The Bright Hour: a Memoir of Living and Dying (2017) by Nina Riggs. An exquisite memoir about how to live and love every day with “death in the room,” from poet Nina Riggs.

Cook for Your Life: Delicious, Nourishing Recipes for Before, During, and Cancer Treatment (2015) by Ann Ogden Gaffney.  Cook for Your Life is a one-of-a-kind cookbook for those whose lives are touched by cancer, organized by the patient’s needs.

Do It Well. Make It Fun: The Key to Finding Balance During Times of Stress, Adulthood, and Dealth (2012) by Ronald P. Culberson.  The key to success and fulfillment in life is achieving a balance between excellence or integrity and fun.

Had I Known (2016) by Joan Lunden.   Joan Lunden, speaks candidly about her battle against breast cancer, her quest to learn about it and teach others, and the transformative effect it has had on her life.

Living With Cancer: a Step-by-Step Guide for Coping Medically and Emotionally with a Serious Diagnosis (2017) by Vicki A. Jackson.  A step-by-step guide aimed at helping people with cancer.

The Low Iodine Diet Cookbook: Easy and Delicious Recipes and Tips for Thyroid Cancer Patients (2012) by Norene Gilletz. This is the ultimate cookbook for thyroid cancer patients who need to be on the low iodine diet (LID) for radioactive iodine treatment or scans.

Managing Prostate Cancer: a Guide for Living Better (2015) by Andrew J. Roth.  Dr. Andrew Roth teaches strategies for how to live better with the questions and decisions that arise from prostate cancer.

Nourish: Vibrant, Healthy Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery (2016) by Joyce Hendley.  A collection of recipes designed to help you eat well throughout your cancer treatment and recovery.

Passages in Caregiving: Turning chaos Into Confidence (2011) by Gail Sheehy.  The author outlines nine crucial steps for effective, successful family caregiving, turning chaos into confidence.

Pretty Sick: the Beauty Guide for Women with Cancer (2017) by Caitlin M. Kiernan. This is a comprehensive beauty guide for women with cancer, covering every cosmetic issue, from skin care, to hair care, wig shopping, nail maintenance, makeup tricks, and much more.

Recipes & Nutrition Tips for Pancreatic Cancer (2015).  Provides a wide range of recipes for people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Reflections: a Poetry and Photo Essay on Life and Cancer (2015) by Robyn Apffel.  The poems in this book are meant to reflect the emotions felt to all people in many situations while the photographs provide a sense of calm.

Your Child in the Hospital: a Practical Guide for Parents (2015) by Nancy Keene.  Provides sensible tips and home-grown wisdom that will make any visit to the hospital easier.



Bossypants (2011) by Tina Fey.  Listen to Tina Fey's life story on this 5 CD set.

The Healing Power of Love: 3 Guided Visualizations for Healing on Every Level (2012).  This program encourages the listener to feel positive and supported.


December 2017


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