Berks County Public Libraries

Reference Books

in your library can give you authoritative dependable information quickly. Your local library keeps on hand medical and pharmaceutical handbooks, consumer buying guides, subject-specific encyclopedias, atlases and many more information-at-your-fingertips materials. Reference books cannot be checked out of the library, so they are always there for you to use. Ask your librarian for help; that is what librarians like to do most.

Health Resources

A portal to websites of local, state and national health resources; including health organizations in Berks County, government agencies, and help for those with particular disabilities, conditions, or diseases. Provides access to information and websites that provide reliable, up-to-date, unbiased healthcare information.

Local Health Resources

Berks Community Health Center:
Reading Health System (Reading Hospital):
St. Joseph's Medical Center

State Health Resources

Pennsylvania Department of Health

National Health Resources
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services/Health Insurance Marketplace :
National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM MAR):
Centers for Disease Control:
National Institutes of Health

Health Information

Find Doctors, Dentists, Hospitals :
Trust It or Trash It? (a tool to help you think critically about the quality of health information):
Evaluating Internet Health Information:

Health Organizations

American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Agencies that offer special health services

Special health services are offered by these organizations: