Cancer Resource Library

Library Resources During COVID-19
At Ridley-Tree Cancer Center, we are concerned about your health and the health of our community. Due to recent concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus, commonly referred to as COVID-19, the Resource Library will be closed until further notice. Library resources will continue to be available during this time.

For information regarding a cancer diagnosis, we encourage you to see our online Information Guides. These guides contain links to recommended websites and are available for several cancer types and many cancer-related topics.

If you would like to check out Resource Library books, CDs, or DVDs, please contact us and materials can be mailed to you along with a prepaid mailing packet for returns. All Resource Library materials will be disinfected before they are mailed and after they are returned.

If you have materials to be returned, you can hold onto them until the Resource Library reopens or contact us to request a prepaid mailing packet. We do not charge late fees.

Please contact us at or (805) 879-5648 if you would like to request Library materials or have any questions.

For information regarding COVID-19, we recommend the following websites. Unfortunately, there is an abundance of misinformation being shared especially through social media. For your health and safety, please seek information from reliable sources only. Information regarding COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and these websites are being updated continuously.



The Cancer Resource Library offers a comfortable place where patients and families can find current, comprehensive information about all aspects of cancer. Our Librarian also provides physicians and clinical staff with scientific medical literature that is in support of our evidence-based approach to care. The Library is open to all and services are offered at no charge.

Research Assistance – Our staff are here to help answer your questions and provide personalized information searches.

Lending Library – We have an extensive collection of books, DVDs, and CDs on a variety of cancer-related topics available for checkout.

Information Guides – Online guides are available for a variety of diagnoses and topics.

Brochures – Brochures and pamphlets are available free of charge.

Computers – Patients and caregivers are welcome to use the library’s computers during their time at the Cancer Center.

Book Club – The Resource Library partners with the Santa Barbara Public Library to bring a monthly book club to the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center. For more information and upcoming titles, visit our online calendar. 

Moving Pictures – The Resource Library partners with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival to host a free screening of an uplifting film followed by a discussion led by SBIFF staff. For more information and upcoming films, visit our online calendar.

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540 W. Pueblo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Have a question? Email or call (805) 879-5648.

Materials in the Cancer Resource Library are provided for informational purposes only. The information in these materials may or may not apply to your specific condition, and it should not be construed as medical advice. Because medical information is continually changing and can be controversial, please consult your healthcare provider regarding any health concern or question you have.