The Lynne Ruffin-Smith Library serves as a unique community resource for information and support.
Patients and family members tell us they want to learn more about the particular illness they are facing, including what to expect over the course of the disease and how best to provide care and support. It's extremely important to have access to reliable information from a trusted source. Our Lynne Ruffin-Smith lending library is staffed by volunteer librarians who are familiar with our materials and the education programs and support services the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health offers.
Our library is a quiet and calm environment for individuals to visit as often as is helpful and to build their knowledge and coping skills. The Lynne Ruffin-Smith Library is open to the public Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
With more than 1,500 cataloged books, DVDs and pamphlets, our library is an excellent resource for anyone who is interested in learning more about brain health and specific diseases, including Alzheimer's, frontotemporal dementia, Huntington's, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's and Multiple System Atrophy.
To check out materials from our e-Library, you will need to obtain an e-Library card number. Obtain your e-Library from our librarians by phone or in person, Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; 702.483.6033.