​End-of-Life Library

Our well-regarded Hospice Institute offers education to both the professional and lay community. One of its singular resources is a special library that serves the needs of both clinicians and students in the health care field and families seeking information about issues related to end of life care, serious illness and grief.


institute-intro-books.jpgThe End-of-Life Library at Hospice of the Western Reserve provides information and resources that enhance the life affirming quality of care provided by Hospice of the Western Reserve. The Library serves both professionals and families in our community, providing resources and services in all related aspects of palliative care and end-of-life issues. The End-of-Life Library makes available an online catalog, virtual library services and professional library assistance.


The Library provides the following palliative care and hospice resources:

  • Books and textbooks
  • Professional journals
  • Database access (MedlinePlus, PubMed, CINAHL, and others)
  • Circulating titles via the Baldwin Family Collection

Potential Users

Healthcare professionals and institutions, educators, students, schools, colleges, universities, researchers, authors, bioethicists, policy makers, public officials, attorneys and other legal professionals, business and corporate staff, churches, social workers, counselors, spiritual care professionals, funeral professionals, nursing home administrators and staff, as well as patients, families and members of the general public.

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The Library provides the following services:
Literature searches
Document delivery
Resource lending
Professional research librarian on staff


For information or questions on the End-of-Life Library, e-mail should be directed to library@hospicewr.org          

Professional Memberships

The Library holds memberships in the following organizations:

National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Medical Library Association
Medical Library Association of NE Ohio
Ohio Health Sciences Library Association