Use library resources from your phone

phoneNeed information at your fingertips?  Access the library’s resources from your smartphone or tablet.

Here’s how:

  1. From your device’s web browser, go to our mobile-friendly website at  If you are offsite, you will be prompted for your RGH login when you click on a resource.
  2. You can also download apps for many of our resources including UpToDate, Lexicomp, Nursing Reference Center and more.  Click here for details or contact the Library.

The Art of Deduction

Agarwal, R., Mazurenko, O., & Menachemi, N. (2017). High-Deductible Health Plans Reduce Health Care Cost And Utilization, Including Use Of Needed Preventive Services. Health Affairs, 36(10), 1762-1768.

As open enrollment looms on the horizon, this systematic review may help clarify the relationship between high deductible health plans (HDHP) and health care use. While HDHPs appear to reduce health care costs by decreasing both appropriate and inappropriate services, they also adversely affect the use of preventive services.

Popular Books & Magazines


Leisure Reading Books & Popular Magazines

We offer books and magazines for patients, families and staff.  Stop in to see our collection.

Volunteers visit hospital patients twice a week with the library book cart or at other times per request.

Donations of Current Magazines & Books – Needed

We gladly accept your donation of gently used newer books and current magazines.

Foreign language materials are always needed.

Book Return Boxes — to return or donate library materials — are located

  • on each hospital floor at RGH
  • at the RGH Portland ramp garage, level 1, near Pediatric Associates
  • at the Riedman campus next to the ATM machine near the cafeteria

Call us at 922-4743 or visit our website for more information.

Congrats to our Harry Potter Raffle Winner!

The Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance, Science, Magic, and Medicine traveling exhibit will be magically disappearing soon, but it left us a prize! The winner of our candy assortment raffle is Amy Cristales, ICU RN at Rochester General. Congratulations Amy!

Amy Cristales, RN, has her prize conjured by Librarian Rachel Becker


Want Magnet designation? Ask a Librarian.

Hospital librarians play a vital role in helping their hospitals achieve and maintain Magnet designation.  Librarians find pertinent literature, provide instruction and editing, assist with reference management and more.

Here is a sampling of literature that describes the interprofessional partnership between hospital librarians and nursing in pursuit of Magnet designation. Rochester Regional Health employees can contact their library for copies of any of these articles.

Impact of Hospital Librarian’s Participation in the Magnet Program: A Solo Librarian’s Journey. Sinha, L. Journal of Hospital Librarianship Vol. 17 , Iss. 3,2017

The magnet journey: Opportunities for librarians to partner with nurses. Allen, M. P., Allison, M. M., Bandy, M. M., Kennedy, J. C., & Sherwill-Navarro, P. (2009). Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA, 97(4), 302-307.

Evidence-based practice mentors: Taking information literacy to the units in a teaching hospital. Arguelles, C. (2011). Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 11(1), 8-22.

Growing opportunities in the hospital library: Measuring the collection needs of hospital clinicians. Bloom, M., & Marks, L. (2013).  Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 13(2), 113-119.

Transforming practice through publication: A community hospital approach to the creation of a research-intensive environment. Brockopp, D., Hill, K., Moe, K., & Wright, L. (2016). The Journal of Nursing Administration, 46(1), 38-42.

Lifelong learning for nurses-building a strong future. Dee, C. R., & Reynolds, P. (2013). Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 32(4), 451-458.

Knowledge-based information to improve the quality of patient care. Garcia, J. L., & Wells, K. K. (2009). Journal for Healthcare Quality : Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality, 31(1), 30-35.

Library support for the magnet model. (2011). National Network, 35(3), 2.

Librarian involvement in magnet criteria: A focus on new knowledge, innovations, and improvements. Liston, M. B. (2012). Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 12(2), 112-119.

Evaluation of an evidence-based practice tutorial for nurses: A useful tool and some lessons learned. Miglus, J. D., & Froman, R. D. (2016). Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 47(6), 266-271.

The road not taken: Consumer information in nursing training for magnet re-certification. Muallem, M. (2010).  Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 10(1), 64-71.

The hospital library as a “magnet force” for a research and evidence-based nursing culture: A case study of two magnet hospitals in one health system. Rourke, D. R. (2007). Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 26(3), 47-54.

Magnet again! librarian’s role in research collaboration to maintain magnet status. Schwartz, L. M., & Iobst, B. J. (2008). Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 8(1), 72-81.

Magnet hospitals/magnetic libraries — the hospital medical library: A resource for achieving magnet status. Sherwill-Navarro, P., & Roth, K. L. (2007).Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 7(3), 21-31.

Librarian-nurse partnerships support and sustain a magnet culture. Weaver, D., & Kotzer, A. M. (2011). Communicating Nursing Research, 44, 511.

Harry Potter’s World

Werner Medical Library is pleased to host the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit, Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance, Science, Magic, and Medicine.

Using  materials  from  the  National  Library  of  Medicine,  the exhibit explores  Harry  Potter’s world,  its   roots  in  Renaissance  science,  and  the  ethical  questions  that  affected  not  only  the  wizards of  Harry Potter, but also the historical thinkers featured in the series.

Beginning July 7, 2017, you can visit the exhibit in the surgical family waiting area at Rochester General Hospital. The exhibit will be on display through August 12, 2017.

Read more about the exhibit here.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.