Patient's Library


Eisenberg Building, subway level, room SL-59


Patient's Library showing bookshelves, chairs and tables

The Patient Library at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus has books, magazines, music and computers for patients and visitors.

  • 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
  • Contact: 507-266-8923

The library provides many resources for patients and families.

Many resources can be checked out to patient rooms, including:

  • Books, magazines and audiobooks
  • DVDs and VHS tapes
  • TVs with VCR/DVD players
  • Music, personal radio/CD/tape players
  • Laptops and iPads are available for patients who are room-bound
  • Board games
  • Video and audio equipment for critically ill patients to record messages

Resources available for use inside the library include computers with Internet access, a copy and fax machine and TTY for the hearing impaired.

The library staff will assist you in finding health information in print or electronic format. Library service is available to patients at no charge. Volunteers bring a library cart stocked with books and magazines available for checkout to each hospital floor every week.

Computer access

Two computers with Internet access are available for patients and family members in the library.

Computers with Internet access are available for families and visitors in the waiting area on the lobby level of the Eisenberg Building. Complimentary wireless Internet access is accessible for personal computers throughout the hospital.