- Library Services
- Info-Neuro Search Service
- The Info-Neuro Cart
- Opening Hours, Address, and Contact Information
- Book Loans Policy
- Our Team
- Make a Donation
- Disclaimer Information
- Privacy and Advertising Information
The Neuro-Patient Resource Centre (NPRC), also known as InfoNeuro, is located in Room 354 of The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital).
We have an excellent collection of books on neurological and neurosurgical problems written in easy to understand language. We lend these books to MUHC patients and their families. Three items may be borrowed at a time. Learn more about our loans policy by consulting the Book Loans Policy tab on the left-side menu.
Click here to browse our book collection.
We also have pamphlets on neurological problems including rare disorders of the nervous system.
Computer space, Internet, Printing and Photocopying Access
The Centre has a computer with internet and email access and a printer for the use of The Neuro patients and their families. If you want assistance, our staff members will help you.
By using our Online Resources section, you can get information on neurological diseases and their diagnostic tests and treatments either by clicking here to consult our Online Resources webpage or by entering keywords in the search box at the top right corner of the website. You will find consumer health information for educational purposes, hospital produced documents, community resources, links to good quality resources on the internet.
Info-Neuro Search Service
We have many links to high quality health information. Subjects include the brain and nerves, illnesses, community resources, and more. Click here to visit the Online Resources section.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, ask the NPRC team to help you. We will be happy to do research for you. We can find the information you need online and in books. We also create plain English summaries of medical journal articles. We then either email you the answer or print it out for you.
This service is available in person (room 354 at the Neuro), by telephone (514−398−5358), or by email (infoneuro [at] muhc.mcgill.ca). This service is available to the general public. Priority is given to MUHC patients and family members.
The Info-Neuro Cart
What is the Info-Neuro cart?
The Neuro-Patient Resource Centre (NPRC) brings an information cart to the waiting room of many ambulatory clinics and the Neuro Day Centre, at least twice a month for each clinic.
This initiative began in 2022 with the goal of bringing educational materials and support resources to patients and their loved ones.
What information does the Info-Neuro cart provide?
For each clinic, our two NPRC library assistants, Natasha Williamson and Amber Perry-Marinov, carefully select books, brochures and other resources related to neurological disorders and health to meet the information needs of patients and their families.
If the cart doesn’t have what you are looking for, we will help you find it elsewhere!
If you missed the cart, come on by the Neuro-Patient Resource Centre (room 354) to benefit from our free services and resources.
Opening Hours, Address, and Contact Information
Monday through Friday: 9:00 am — 4:00 pm,
Saturday and Sunday: closed
Neuro-Patient Resource Centre
The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital), Room 354
3801 University Street
Montreal, Quebec, H3Z 2B4
infoneuro [at] muhc.mcgill.ca
Parking: Click here for to find out about parking rates and options.
Book Loans Policy
Who can borrow library books?
MUHC patients and family members, as well as MUHC staff, can borrow books, DVDs and CDs from the resource centre.
How can I get a library card?
To get a library card and borrow books from our library, you must visit the resource centre in person.
A library employee will ask you to fill out a short registration form and give you a library card.
There is no cost for this service – library cards are free of charge.
How many items can I borrow at a time?
You can borrow up to three items at a time.
How long is the loan period?
- Our loan period for library items is three weeks.
- If you need more time, you can renew your loan once for an additional three weeks.
- We do not charge late fees for overdue items.
- Our reference and reserve material can be borrowed for a period of two days, but these items cannot leave the hospital.
How can I renew my loan?
You can renew your loan for an additional three weeks by either visiting the resource centre in person, calling us by phone at (514) 398-5358, or by sending us an email at infoneuro [at] muhc.mcgill.ca.
Where do I return my library books?
Any materials borrowed from the Neuro Patient Resource Centre must be returned to the centre in Room 354. If the resource centre is closed, please return your items through the book slot in the door.
Library materials left elsewhere in the hospital will probably not be returned and will be considered lost.
Borrowers are liable for the cost of replacing borrowed items that they have lost.
We do not offer interlibrary loans, however if you have any book recommendations for our collection, feel free to submit them to us by filling out the form here.
|Natasha Williamson||Library Assistant|
|Amber Perry-Marinov||Library Assistant|
The Neuro Patient Resource Centre was founded in 1999 by members of The Neuro Patients’ Committee who saw an increasing need for patients and their families to be able to find reliable neurological health information.
Since it opened, the Centre has been staffed by professional librarians specialized in health care information. Their work has been supported by the Centre’s consumer health website which is designed to help patients and their families find good information. Our librarians, with the encouragement of the Hospital Administration and assisted by the Centre’s Advisory Committee (an extraordinary group of health-care professionals and active volunteers), ensure that everyone using the Centre is offered first-class library and reference services.
We have always worked closely with the health-care professionals in the Hospital to assist write, translate and print patient information for our patients. The Centre also helps organize workshops, seminars, and support groups.
Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Neuro, we established and continue to develop our Nancy Pitfield Collection. This includes hundreds of consumer-health books, pamphlets, articles and videos. The Friends also made it possible for us to offer patients and their families a small oasis in the Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) – they ensure that the Resource Centre is well equipped and tastefully decorated so that it is best able to answer the needs of our patients, their families and of the community in general.
Start-up money support for the Centre came from the Friends of the Neuro, the McConnell Family Foundation, the MUHC Foundation, and the Neuro Patients’ Committee, as well as many individual donors. Since then we have been fortunate to receive financial assistance from the Montreal Neurological Hospital and the McGill University Health Centre. We are most grateful to the MUHC Foundation, which has overseen the business side of our operation since 2002 and for the continuing support of the Friends of the Neuro, the Neuro Patients’ Committee, The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital), and from our individual donors.
Make a Donation
To make a donation you may:
1. Use our online donation form (Giving to the Neuro)
2. Mail or Fax your donation to:
Neuro Development Office
The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital)
380l University Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2B4
If paying my cheque, please be sure to make the cheque out to the order of The Neuro. You may write “Neuro-Patient Resource Centre” in the memo area. We cannot accept cheques made out to the order of the Neuro-Patient Resource Centre. Here is an example:
3. By Telephone:
Call Giovanna Caraffa, Neuro-Development Office at 514−398−8825
Please note that your donation is for the Neuro-Patient Resource Centre.
Donors receive a tax receipt from McGill University, Charitable # 11912 – 8981-RR0001.
Important. Materials provided by the Resource Centre are for educational purposes only, they are not intended to replace the advice or instruction of a professional healthcare practitioner, or to substitute for medical care.
If you have any further questions regarding information you obtained from sources accessed through this service, please contact a qualified healthcare practitioner. Evaluating the merits of health information should always involve the assistance of a trusted healthcare practitioner who is familiar with your health history, and who can bring expertise and experience to bear on your situation. Beware that general information regarding health and disease is not always appropriate when applied to individual cases. Resource Centre personnel are not trained to interpret health information.
Information provided by the Resource Centre does not imply endorsement or recommendation by the Montreal Neurological Hospital, the Patients’ Committee, its affiliates, or individuals.
Our funding is provided by the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, the Friends of the Neuro, the MUHC Users’ Committee and non-corporate private donors.
Privacy and Advertising Information
The Neuro-Patient Resource Centre provides this site as a public service. We do not collect personal information about you when you visit the web site. If you choose to contact us by e-mail, or respond to an on-line survey, we will only maintain the information as long as needed to respond to your message or to fulfill the stated purpose of communication. Your personal information will only be given to a third party if it is necessitated by your request for specific information. These third parties are held to strict policies to safeguard the information and provide the same level of privacy protection as the Neuro-Patient Resource Centre and as are outlined in the McGill University Health Centre Code of Ethics .
This site uses Google Analytics in an effort to continuously improve it. For more information on the confidentiality rules relative to using Google Analystics please click here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl
The Neuro-Patient Resource Centre collects statistical information from the web site. We collect, temporarily, the IP address from which you access the Internet, the date and time, the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to the site, the name of the file or the words you searched and the browser used to access the site. This information is used to determine the number and the geographical location of visitors to the site. We monitor query words to help us improve the effectiveness of the web site.
This site does not display commercial advertising.
The Neuro-Patient Resource Centre does not receive funding for website advertising. External resources (sites to which we provide a link) may contain advertising. However, this has no influence on the content of our site and we do not receive revenue from these sources.