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Health Resource Library and Ryan Ranch resource center

The Health Resource Library at Community Hospital is a community lending library with an extensive collection of books, DVDs, and audiotapes on a number of health-related topics. The library provides guided tours of internet resources by our professional librarian or volunteer staff.  The library also has a large selection of wigs and caps to loan to patients who need them.

You may contact the librarian, Elizabeth Roberts, by calling (831) 622-2746 or faxing (831) 822-2736.



8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Comprehensive Cancer Center, lower level
23625 Holman Highway, Monterey
(831) 622-2746

Resource lists provided by the Health Resource Library

These lists provide you with resources you can find in the Health Resource Library on specific topics. 

Heart-healthy living

Osteoporosis resources


Wig boutique

The resource center has a selection of stylish wigs, hats, caps, turbans, and head scarves to try on in a comfortable, private atmosphere. All items in the center are available to patients free of charge.


Mastectomy needs

For breast cancer survivors who do not have insurance, some prosthetic supplies are available. These include mastectomy bras and enhancers. Library staff can provide a list of resources for additional mastectomy supplies.

Mastectomy supplies



Community Health and Hospice Resource Center

The Community Health and Hospice Resource Center is a public-lending library open to the community and featuring resources in English and Spanish. Browse an extensive collection on end-of-life issues and grief and loss for adults, teens, and children. Other health-related topics and additional free services are also available.


9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Ryan Ranch Outpatient Campus
2 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Suite D-110
Monterey, CA 93940-5730
(831) 658-3772