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Health and Wellness revamp

Health happens in Lawrence Public Library! We offer a variety of reliable information, resources, events, and more to connect our community to health. Our online resources are available at computers within the library or remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address. All other resources are available at the library.  If you need help using these materials or getting started with your research, stop by the Ask Desk, call 785-843-3833, email the reference staff, open a live chat session, or Book a Librarian.

Have a medical question and looking for a great place to start? Begin here with MedlinePlus, and then check out the resources below.

Health At The Library

Health Spot: Located past nonfiction near the study rooms, the Health Spot at Lawrence Public Library is a partnership between Lawrence Memorial Hospital and LPL, serving as a location for the community to access health resources in Lawrence through databases, health events, free screenings, and toolkits on healthy lifestyles, and more.

Drop-In Services

  • Career Clinic: Staffed by experienced United Way Americorps members, the career clinic is here to help you with your employment search. They can help with resumes, filling out job applications, looking for a job, and more.
  • Health Marketplace Navigator: Free, expert assistance in enrolling for insurance, staffed by navigators from Heartland Community Health Center and Healthcare Access. Here each month year-round, and weekly during open enrollment.
  • SNAP/Double-Up Food Enrollment: SNAP and Double Up Food Bucks enrollment specialists are here the 2nd Thursdays of each month, to help you sign up for food programs and answer your questions about food resources in our community.
  • The Willow Library Branch: Trained advocates from Willow Domestic Violence Center are in-house for informal, confidential visits.
  • Yoga @ Your Library: A professional yoga instructor offers an all ages and skill levels class on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Bring a mat and a willingness to learn.
  • Family Yoga @ Your Library: Bring your whole family to stretch together, relieve stress, laugh and play with a professional yoga instructor. All ages, skill levels, and please bring a mat.


  • Periodicals: Browse our collection of health magazines available for checkout.
  • Reference:Health reference materials are available for in-library use only.
  • Print, Audio, and DVD: Browse our collection of health and medical regular and large print books, CD’s, DVD’s, and downloadable audio and e-books.
  • Health Kits: Available for checkout, these kits contain books, DVD’s, activities, and free handouts about general information on specific health topics.
  • GYM Pass: Check out a free, 28-day full-access gym membership pass to one of three local gyms.
  • Events & Programs: Learn about our health-related programming and events on our web and print calendars, and through our Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • Guide for Evaluating Health Information

How to Evaluate Health Information on the Internet Created by the National Institutes of Health, this resource uses a series of questions and answers to help identify and evaluate reliable online health information.

  • Health Research
  • General Health
  • Medications
  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine
  • Cancer
  • Exercise and Nutrition
  • Health Insurance
  • Local Health
  • Health Research

    • Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this website provides data resources, publications, research findings and reports, and other resources in an effort to improve safety and quality in healthcare. Información en español.
    • A National Institutes of Health database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.
    • Health Source Academic & Nursing This full-text database offers a trusted source of nursing and allied health literature. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.
    • Medline From the National Library of Medicine, this database provides global information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, and other healthcare related topics. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.
    • National Institutes of Health Contains an A-Z index of NIH health resources, clinical trials, current medical news, and more. Información en español. Also, an easy guide to using NIH for research can be found here.
    • ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source  This full-text database offers reliable, comprehensive coverage of the fields of nursing and allied health including journals, video, dissertations, reference books and more. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.
    • Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection This database provides full-text coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.
    • PubMed Central A free full-text archive of peer-reviewed biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the US National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).

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