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REFERRAL PHONE: 800.707.8921
REFERRAL FAX: 216.383.5298

End-of-Life Library

A special library serving the professional community

2010 Rose and Sam Stein Award Winner


The End-of-Life Library at Hospice of the Western Reserve provides professional information and resources that enhance the life affirming quality of care provided by Hospice of the Western Reserve. The primary focus is to serve the professional community in all related aspects of palliative care and end-of-life issues. This special library provides many resources, an online catalog, virtual library services and professional library assistance.


The collection and services include the following palliative care and hospice resources:

  • Books and textbooks
  • Document delivery service
  • Literature searches
  • Professional journals
  • PubMed Access
  • More than 1,500 titles including bereavement and grief 

Potential Users

Healthcare professionals and institutions, educators, students, schools, colleges, universities, researchers, authors, bioethicists, policy makers, public officials, attorneys and other legal professionals, business and corporate staff, churches, social workers, counselors, spiritual care professionals, funeral professionals, nursing home administrators and staff, and the general public.

Professional Memberships

The End-of-Life Library holds memberships in the following organizations:

  • National Network of Libraries of Medicine
  • Medical Library Association
  • Medical Library Association of NE Ohio
  • Ohio Health Sciences Library Association


For assistance with research or other reference materials, contact our library at:

phone: 216.383.3781
fax: 216.481.4987
17876 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44110

How You Can Support:

Hospice of the Western Reserve would like to offer the opportunity to support this wonderful endeavor. The following is a list of ways you can help:

  • Purchase a book for $100
  • Purchase a journal for $500
  • Underwrite literature and database searches for $1,000
  • Underwrite library software for one year for $2,500



Thank you for your consideration in supporting this program. To donate to the Hospice of the Western Reserve End-of-Life Library, please contact a member of the Development Team at or 855.475.0245.


End-of-Life Library Fact Sheet

The End-of-Life Library at Hospice of the Western Reserve provides the professional and lay communities with knowledge regarding palliative care and end-of-life issues.