6 Things You Can Do at the NGHS Fraser Resource Center

Published: Friday, February 19, 2021

If you find yourself visiting a hospitalized loved one or waiting for someone while they undergo a procedure at our Gainesville campus, make it a point to visit the Fraser Resource Center on the first floor of the North Patient Tower. The resource center is conveniently located next to the gift shop, across from the chapel, and just down from the Bright Spot Café and Chick-fil-A. Our librarians and staff welcome your visit and encourage you to take advantage of the resources listed below:

1. Borrow a Book to Read

With shelves fully stocked with fiction and nonfiction titles, the resource center is sure to have something that will pique your interest during your time at the hospital. Whether you prefer a lighthearted storyline or would like to spend time researching a specific medical condition, we are confident you will find something to help pass the time while you wait.

2. Use Our Technology

Did someone send you an email that just can’t wait? No problem! Make your way to the Resource Center to use one of our computer stations to check and answer your email, print, scan and fax right from the hospital. You can check that task off your to-do list!

3. Meet with a Librarian

If you need a little extra help researching a specific topic further, you can set up a one-on-one meeting with one of our experienced medical librarians who will use their expertise to find  exactly what you are looking for. Our librarians can locate books on the shelves, connect you with online resources, and complete a more in-depth article or literature search for you.  Schedule a meeting with one of our librarians!

4. Take Advantage of the Children’s Area

The Fraser Resource Center is equipped to entertain your children while you wait as well. With children’s computer stations, puzzles, and books for you to read with them, you’ll find that time passes a little quicker when the little ones are busy exploring in our resource center.  

5. Learn something new (en Español)

If Spanish is your preferred language, we’ve got you covered! The resource center has many titles on various medical conditions and children’s books available in Spanish.

Si español es su idioma preferido, ¡lo tenemos cubierto! El centro de recursos tiene muchos títulos sobre diversas afecciones médicas y libros para niños disponibles en español.

6. Thumb through some magazines

Be sure to pick up the latest copy of NGHS’s Communicare or NIH Medline Plus magazine to take home with you from the resource center. Communicare is a health education magazine published by the Public Relations department for the community to support the organization’s mission of “Improving the health of our community in all we do.” It is full of timely and relevant information for you and your family. NIH MedlinePlus magazine is a quarterly publication produced by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. It provides updates on the latest breakthroughs from NIH-supported research, as well as health tips and wellness overviews vetted by NIH experts. 

Get more info:

Learn more about the libraries and resources available at all of our NGHS locations at www.nghs.com/library.