About the Cancer Learning Center
The G. Mitchell Morris Cancer Learning Center (CLC) is your source for free cancer information. Our library contains information about many cancer topics, including the following:
- Types of cancer
- Treatments and side effects
- Integrative health
- Financial resources
- Smoking cessation
- Referrals to support groups
- Cancer research
Search the Cancer Learning Center (CLC) library catalog.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
We are committed to providing cancer information, resources, and services for individuals, families and communities affected by cancer. Our staff members regularly participate in training and discussions to help us affirm and respect diversity, cultures and identities in our interactions, environment, materials, and policies and procedures.
Talk to Us One-on-One & Get Answers. Hablamos Español.
At the CLC, our staff are trained cancer information specialists. We all have degrees in health education, public health, nursing, or another related field. We can answer questions in person, over the phone, and via email, text, and live chat.
To make sure you have the most accurate, up-to-date information available, we can also consult with these people:
- Other health care professionals
Check Out Materials for Free
The G. Mitchell Morris Cancer Learning Center (CLC) is a free resource for cancer information. Anyone may visit our library to get free brochures or to check out books, DVDs, CDs and other materials.
If you are a Huntsman Cancer Institute patient, we can deliver requested materials to your next clinic appointment, while you are receiving chemotherapy, or during a hospital stay.
Get Information by Mail
If you are unable to pick up materials from our library in person, we will be happy to mail them to you, free of charge. Thanks to a generous donation from the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation we can mail these materials (two at a time) directly to patrons who live outside Salt Lake Valley. This includes a postage-paid mailer to return the items.
To join this program or for more information, please call 801-581-6365 or toll free 1-888-424-2100. You may also submit a patron application online.
Naloxone Rescue Kits
Naloxone rescue kits provide an emergency dose of medicine to reverse an overdose due to an opiate/opioid. Kits are small and easy to use.
Pick up a free naloxone rescue kit at the library circulation desk. Cancer information specialists can teach you when and how to use the kit.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am about to receive chemotherapy, and I am worried about side effects. What type of information can the CLC provide?
The CLC staff can provide information about managing side effects of cancer and its treatments. Let our knowledgeable information specialists help.
I can't make it to the CLC. Can I have information delivered to me?
Yes. We can send information to you in the mail or deliver it to you during your appointments at Huntsman Cancer Institute. You can return information through the mail or at the CLC.
Can I use the CLC if I am not a patient of Huntsman Cancer Institute?
Yes. The CLC is free and open to the public. Plenty of community members, patients of other
centers, caregivers, students, and staff use our services. We have served individuals throughout the state of Utah, every state in the United States, and several countries across the world.
Do you have information written by underrepresented voices?
Yes. We value and seek materials that represent individuals of all perspectives. Our library has a section in Spanish, as well as resources written by and for BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, and chronically ill individuals and communities. If you have recommendations of items for our library collection, please let us know.
I don’t really know where to start. Can you help me figure this all out?
We are happy to help you find the information you need. Our staff guide you through some important first steps and questions you might want to ask at your appointments. Many people face barriers in health care because of their race, gender, financial means, language, age, disability, familiarity with the health care system, and a variety of other factors or combinations of factors. We are here to empower you to navigate the system so you can fully participate in decisions about your health. If you have concerns about using our services, have questions about accessibility, or need certain accommodations to use our online or in-person services, please reach out to us. We are eager to help you be heard, seen and affirmed. We can’t guarantee that we will find the perfect resource for you, but we promise to serve you with empathy and respect.
If you would like to check out CLC materials, please complete this form. You can also complete the form in person at the CLC, or we can help you complete the form over the phone.
You may borrow up to five items at one time. Books may be borrowed for 21 days. All other materials may be borrowed for 10 days.
Reference materials, newsletters, and magazines cannot be checked out but can be used in the Cancer Learning Center.
We can renew materials up to three times unless they have been reserved by another patron. If your item has been reserved, you cannot renew it and must return it by the due date.
If items are not returned by their due date, you will receive an overdue notice. Any overdue materials must be returned or renewed within one week. You will not be able to borrow additional materials until all overdue items are returned or renewed.
Lost or Damaged Materials
You are responsible for all materials checked out in your name. Please return materials in the same condition in which they were received. If you lose an item you have checked out, or if the material becomes damaged while in your care, you will be charged the cost of the material plus a $5.00 processing fee.