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The Lynne Ruffin-Smith Library serves as a unique community resource for information and support.

Patients and family members often 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 volunteers who are familiar with our materials and are trained to listen carefully to each visitor. We strive to create a welcoming 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.

With over 1,500 cataloged books, audiotapes 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 and Parkinson's.

Our collection includes a wide range of topics:

  • Disease-based information
  • Caregiving
  • Health and well-being
  • Safety
  • Respite and long-term care
  • Inspirational materials

The Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health's library is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. Our experienced volunteers are happy to help visitors find information and resources. For more information, please contact us at 702.483.6033 or

Our lending library relies on the generous support of donors to add new materials to our collection. Become a part of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health by sponsoring the library or one of our collections. For more information, please contact Gina Hines, Development Director at 702.331.7055 or

Open Monday through Friday 10am - 2pm 

Our card catalog is available online.