Michele and Howard Kessler Health Education Library

Made possible through the generosity of the Kessler Family Foundation, the goal of our Health Education Library is to provide you with up-to-date resources and support to better understand the health issues in your life or that of a loved one.

The library is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am-5:30 pm and Saturday from 11:00 am-3:00 pm.

Our Resources and Services


Our collection of approximately 1,200 books, covering all aspects of medical care and wellness, includes reference, circulating, juvenile, foreign language, large print and Braille books.


The library’s magazine collection includes over 30 magazines.

DVD Movie Lending Service

A list of DVDs is available at the Center for Patients and Families. All movies must be returned before the patient is discharged from the hospital. Please call (617) 732-6636 with questions.

Computer Access

The library provides six computers with Internet access, as well as wireless access for visitors to work with their laptops or phones in the library. Headphones are available for videos and multimedia applications.

Contact the Library

You can reach the Kessler Health Education Library at (617) 732-6636. Library Hours and Contact Information

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