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Family Resource Center

Location: 12th Floor, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital
Hours: 10 am - 6 pm Monday-Saturday (closed on holidays)
Phone: 315 464-4410
Ask a Family Resource Center Librarian 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at: library@upstate.edu
Website: library.upstate.edu/about/golisano.php

As part of our efforts to keep you and your child safe, the Family Resource Center is currently closed to patients, caregivers, and visitors. Your child life specialist can access DVDs and Blu-ray discs to bring to your room. The list of current movies available can be found HERE. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

About Us

The Golisano Children’s Hospital Family Resource Center (FRC) is a unique service of the Upstate Health Sciences Library. As part of the outreach department, the FRC serves patients and family members of Golisano Children’s Hospital by providing them with medical reference services, access to specialized medical literature, programming, concierge services, computer access and tech support.

Designed as a cozy and welcoming space, the FRC represents Upstate’s system-wide commitment of service to its community while providing patients and families with a space that is familiar and enjoyable. At the Family Resource Center you will meet our Clinical Reference Librarian, caring library staff, and helpful volunteers. Our primary mission is to provide health information services and resources to our patients, families, and community members so that they are better equipped to make informed health decisions.

FRC services are free and include the lending of fiction and nonfiction books, multimedia resources, and medical texts. While visiting, patients and families are encouraged to enjoy our in-house game console, television, craft area, and business center (complete with computers and printer/fax/scanner).

Online & Print Resources for Patients and Families

The Health Science Library and FRC offer various resources for patients and families.