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Health & Wellness

We can help you find current, reliable health information in our health databases, website, and catalogue. For interpretation, diagnosis or medical advice, contact a trusted health care professional.


Health and Wellness Resource Center

Health and wellness information from medical journals, general interest titles and other sources such as medical encyclopedias and pamphlets.

Health Reference Center

Health information for professionals, students and the general public including nursing, allied health and medical journals, magazines, pamphlets, and reference books.

Merck Manuals

Information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, for both consumers and health care professionals.

Light Therapy Lamps

Our new #Lightbrary initiative provides light therapy lamps to all Kitchener Public Library locations.

Light therapy lamps have proven successful helping those suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The lamps are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be used for 30 minutes per day. Learn more


Useful Links

Region of Waterloo Public Health
A local source for healthy living and health information.

Downtown Kitchener Community Health Centre
Promotes awareness and advocates for changes in the community to encourage a broader focus for health and reduce health care access barriers. 

Public Health Agency of Canada
Information for Canadians on travel health, vaccines, chronic and infectious diseases and more.

Mayo Clinic
A non-profit organization providing health information for patients and medical professionals.

About Kids Health
Trusted answers from the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children.

Medline Plus
Reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.