Library Resources During COVID-19
Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in our community, we have made the difficult decision to once again temporarily close the Resource Library. Though the Library will be closed to visitors, resources will continue to be available.
Please visit the Resource Library website for more information.
For information regarding COVID-19, we recommend the following websites. Unfortunately, there is an abundance of misinformation being shared especially through social media. For your health and safety, please seek information from reliable sources only. Information regarding COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and these websites are being updated continuously.
COVID-19 information for cancer patients
At the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, we aim to empower anyone touched by cancer with the information they need to become well-informed partners in their healthcare. The Cancer Resource Library's InfoGuides are customized online research guides featuring library resources, links to helpful websites, and information about supportive care programs at the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center. All of the content in InfoGuides has been reviewed by the Cancer Librarians of the Medical Library Association and/or by the librarian at the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center. Our selection criteria include: credibility, content, currency, authorship, purpose, and audience.
The Ridley-Tree Cancer Center created InfoGuides as a source of information and research, not a replacement for medical care. Please consult your healthcare provider to review any information gathered from InfoGuides.
Guides by Tumor Type
Includes information on what cancer is, treatments, and clinical trials.
Complementary and Integrative Medicine
Includes information on herbs and dietary supplements; mind and body practices; evaluating health information; safety and scams.
Focuses on coping with the emotional aspects of living with cancer.
End of Life
Includes information on advance care planning, hospice care, and information for caregivers.
Managing Side Effects
Information on coping with the side effects of cancer and cancer treatment such as fatigue, pain, appetite changes, and skin changes.
The Cancer Resource Library offers a comfortable place where patients and families can find current, comprehensive information about all aspects of cancer. 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.
InfoGuides – Online guides are available for a variety of diagnoses and topics.
Brochures – Brochures and pamphlets are available free of charge.
Computers – Patients and caregivers are welcome to use the library’s computers during their time at the Cancer Center.
540 West Pueblo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Phone: (805) 879-5648