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Children and Women's Health Library
At the Janeway Resource Centre (JRC), anyone can borrow books and DVDs, obtain pamphlets, and access websites on child, youth and women’s health and wellness. 
Some of the topics covered in the library include:
  • anxiety and stress; 
  • grief and loss;
  • medical conditions (ADHD, cancer, cystic fibrosis, etc.);
  • pregnancy and breastfeeding;
  • parenting; and
  • preparing a child for the hospital. 
To view our collection of books, online resources and links to reliable health information check the Online Resource Portal.
All residents of Newfoundland and Labrador can borrow from our library for free; provided that you indicate a mailing address and phone number. Books may be borrowed for three weeks.  
We deliver to Janeway hospital rooms and have a free mailing service for homes in Newfoundland and Labrador. When books are mailed out, the package will include a postage-paid envelope so you can return materials to us.
Websites for Children and Women's Health Information
Below are some recommended websites for finding reliable information about pediatric and women’s health topics. All of these sites provide easy to understand information that has been reviewed by medical professionals:
Children and Youth Health Information: 
Women's Health Information:
In addition to the sites above, the librarian can suggest reliable sites related to specific health issues and conditions.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Public Library also offers a consumer health database, which is available to all residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.  A library card must be obtained prior to accessing the online resources. 
Evaluating Online Health Information
The Internet is a useful source of health information, but not all of the information available online is accurate or up-to-date; therefore, it is important to evaluate the quality of the health information you find.  
The following links provide criteria to help you evaluate health-related websites:


Updated Sep 28, 2017