Los Alamos is a place that values education and values good health. Those two aspects of life come together at the Library, where the resources to learn about good health are right here on the shelf.
The Library has more than 3,000 items that relate to your health, whether they be magazines like Consumer Reports Health, research databases like Salem Health, online magazines such as Men’s Health, encyclopedias such as the Women’s Health Encyclopedia and Magill’s Medical Guide, videos such as The Alchemy of Qi Gong or Yogawoman, and books on every health topic under the sun.
Harvard Medical School Special Health Reports cover topics such as “Making Sense of Vitamins and Minerals,” “Improving Sleep,” “Healthy Feet,” “Improving Memory,” “Managing Your Cholesterol” and “Walking for Health.” The Omnigraphics Health Reference Series covers many of the same subjects, and adds many others.
When people are confronted with health challenges that keep them from using the library in the way they have always used it, the staff would like to help. We have a wide range of options for those who are vision-impaired, from books on CD and downloadable audiobooks to large print books and magazines. If you’re finding that heavy books are difficult to carry and hold, we’ll help you figure out how to use your e-reader, Kindle or smart phone to read.
Just ask if you would like any kind of assistive technologies, from magnifiers to walkers. We expect to have a motorized scooter available at Mesa in the very near future. Our home delivery service is highly prized by people who are unable to get to the library itself. The service is available for people with temporary or longer-term mobility issues.
If you don’t already have a library card, please stop by either library, show us identification, and you can immediately begin using your new card to check things out and to log on to our databases and electronic publications.
Call 505.662.8253 for the main branch, or 505.662.8265 for the White Rock branch, or visit the Los Alamos County Library System’s website, losalamoslibrary.org