August 24, 2010 - Harris, N.Y. - The Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Health Information Library is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Located on the first floor of CRMC's main Harris campus, the library provides free up-to-date health information resources for patients, their families and residents of Sullivan County. A trained medical librarian, Ms. Maryallison Farley, MSIS, AHIP is available to assist community users with finding information on health topics. The CRMC Health Information Library offers consumer-friendly books on health subjects; the library can loan these books for a limited time to any member of the community and can mail informational packets to any resident through an over-the-phone or in-person request. These convenient services are provided for free. The library also offers a computer workstation with wheelchair access, Internet access for health information, children's books, a comfortable reading room with a special children's area, and select resources available in Spanish. CRMC provides this valuable service because many community members have shown strong interest in obtaining more health information, and because of the generally recognized view that patients who understand their condition can expedite their recovery. For information, assistance or to confirm the library's hours of operation, call the Library Manager at 845-794-3300 ext. 2187.