Frequently Asked Questions

How can I obtain cancer information at Mayo Clinic?

Mayo Clinic offers cancer information to patients and visitors through brochures, books, pamphlets, journals, DVDs and the Internet. For access to these resources, ask your health care provider or visit one of our patient libraries.

Where are the patient libraries located?

  1. Scottsdale Campus
    1. Mayo Clinic Building
    2. Concourse Level
    3. Phone (480) 301-8946
  2. Phoenix Campus
    1. Mayo Clinic Building
    2. First Floor
    3. Phone (480) 342-4163

When can I visit the patient libraries?

The libraries are both open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They are free and open to patients, their families and the public.

Will someone be available to help me?

A medical librarian or experienced staff member can assist visitors with information searches and questions.

Do I need to know how to use the computer to access information?

Mayo Clinic has material available on the computer, as well as pamphlets, books, DVDs and journals. The librarians and staff can help visitors search the Internet for cancer information.

How can I learn about resources in my own community?

An American Cancer Society (ACS) Navigator can discuss resources available in your community. The ACS Navigator’s office is located in the Phoenix campus patient library. Request an appointment by calling (480) 342-4229 or stop in to see if someone is available.

Where can I find information regarding clinical trials?

The patient libraries provide internet access for general clinical trials information. Ask your health care provider about Mayo Clinic trials that may be appropriate.

Aug. 15, 2017