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Cancer Resource Library

The Cancer Resource Library offers a comfortable place where patients and families can find current, comprehensive information about all aspects of cancer. Our Library Manager also provides physicians and clinical staff with scientific medical literature in support of our evidence-based approach to care. The Library is open to all and services are offered at no charge.

  • Research Assistance – Our staff are here to help answer your questions and provide personalized information searches.
  • Lending Library – We have an extensive collection of books, DVDs, and CDs on a variety of cancer-related topics available for checkout.
  • Information Guides – Online guides are available for a variety of diagnoses and topics.
  • Brochures – Brochures and pamphlets are available free of charge.
  • Musical Instruments – Ocean drum, percussion instruments, ukulele and more are available for check out.
  • Computer and Printer – Patients and caregivers are welcome to use the library’s computer and printer during their time at the Cancer Center. 
  • Chargers – Micro USB (compatible with most Android devices) and lightning chargers (compatible with most iPhones and iPads) are available for in-building use.

Have a question? Email or call (805) 879-5648.

Visit Us

540 W. Pueblo Street – 1st floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93105


Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Librarian available Monday – Thursday, 9:00am – 2:00pm. Self-checkout available when librarian is not on site. 

Browse Our Online Catalog

You can now browse and search our collection from home by visiting the online catalog. To request materials for check out, contacting us at or (805) 879-5648.

Helpful Tip – While in the Resource Library catalog, click the Tag List button at the top right corner to browse by topic.

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Materials in the Cancer Resource Library are provided for informational purposes only. The information in these materials may or may not apply to your specific condition, and it should not be construed as medical advice. Because medical information is continually changing and can be controversial, please consult your healthcare provider regarding any health concern or question you have.

This program is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Cancer Foundation of Santa BarbaraRidley-Tree Cancer Center’s fundraising partner.