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Health & Wellness

We can help you find current, reliable health information in our research databases, autism collection, and library catalogue. For interpretation, diagnosis or medical advice, contact a trusted health care professional.

Autism Collection

To help people living with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), their families, friends, and educators, the library houses a unique collection of health information.

The autism collection, located on the upper floor of Central Library, was made possible through the vision and generous financial donations of Waterloo Wellington Autism Services. The collection contains resources and information for families and individuals of all ages, researchers, and educators.

Browse the autism collection, or search our digital collections.

Magnus Cards

Created by Magnusmode, Magnus Cards are step-by-step skill guides created for people with autism, their families, and educators. Magnusmode provides a proven method of instruction and elements of game design to help people with cognitive needs build valuable life skills, including how to use the library.

Download the Magnus Card app

Research and Reference

Health and Medicine

Health information for professionals, students and the general public including nursing, allied health and medical journals, magazines, pamphlets, and reference books.

Health and Wellness

Health and wellness information from medical journals, general interest titles and other sources such as medical encyclopedias and pamphlets.

Merck Manuals

Information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, for both consumers and health care professionals.

On the Web

About Kids Health
Trusted answers from the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children.

Community Mental Health Resources (pdf)
A listing of mental health resources and related services in the city of Kitchener.

Downtown Kitchener Community Health Centre
Promotes awareness and advocates for changes in the community to encourage a broader focus for health and reduce health care access barriers.

Health Statistics
Health and wellness data from Statistics Canada.

Mayo Clinic
A non-profit organization providing health information for patients and medical professionals.

Medline Plus
Up-to-date health information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Public Health Agency of Canada
Information for Canadians on travel health, vaccines, chronic and infectious diseases and more.

Region of Waterloo Public Health
A local source for healthy living and health information.