The Resource Room

In the Resource Room, a library professional is available to help you fulfill your information needs. 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 the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. As well as one-to-one assistance, internet access is available for health research. 

Find out what we've added most recently to the library. When available, click on the title's link to learn more about each book.

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.
  • Spanish language material.
  • Children's books.
  • Portable DVD players and recreational DVDs.
  • Playaway devices and CDs for relaxation.
  • iPads for games, movies, music and internet.


Latest Additions to the Library


The breast cancer book : a trusted guide for you and your loved ones (20201) by Kenneth Miller et al. This multidisciplinary book walks you through everything you need to know about breast cancer so that you can make the best decisions about diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care.

A breast cancer guide for spouses, partners, friends, and family : using psychology to support those we care about (2022) by Stephen Haynes et al. A practical, science-based book that focuses on helping partners, family, and friends understand breast cancer.

Gentle closings : how to say goodbye to someone you love (1991) by Ted Menten. Provides insights into grief in all its forms, and the processes of acceptance, forgiveness, and recovery.

Hope and destiny : the adult patient and parent's guide to sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait (2019) by Allan Platt et al. Provides clear-cut and in-depth information on sickle cell disease. Updated edition.

Hysterectomy : exploring your options (2015) by Edward Wallach et al. A resource for anyone wanting to learn about the procedure.

Living with breast cancer : the step-by-step guide to minimizing side effects and maximizing quality of life (2022) by Jennifer Shin et al. A resource for handling the physical and emotional effects of breast cancer and treatment.

100 questions & answers about mesothelioma (2023) by Harvey Pass et al. This resource gives readers authoritative, practical answers to questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, legal options, and much more. Updated edition. 

A simplified and sometimes sassy guide to breast cancer (2021) by Brittany Mathias. Written by a breast surgeon, this is a must read for any newly diagnosed woman.

The upside to everything, even breast cancer (2021) by Theresa Drescher. The author combines medical and practical information, and shares wisdom gathered from fifteen years volunteering on a breast cancer helpline and from speaking to women around the world.


March 2023