During the COVID-19 pandemic, Cancer Learning Center staff will be available remotely to support patients/families and staff. Although our physical library is temporarily closed, library item will still be available for check out and return by mail. Our cancer information specialists can be reached the following ways: 

Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 8 am to 5 pm 

Questions or comments can be directed to Jeff Yancey, Associate Director, Cancer Learning Center at jeff.yancey@hci.utah.edu or 801-581-4945.

About the CLC

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
  • Coping
  • Caregiving
  • Integrative health
  • Financial resources
  • Smoking cessation
  • Referrals to support groups
  • Cancer research

Search the Cancer Learning Center (CLC) library catalog.

Our Services

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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:

  • Patients
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • 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 an HCI 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 have questions about alternative therapies. Can the CLC help?

Yes. Our staff can provide answers to your questions about natural remedies, vitamins, supplements, and homeopathic or alternative treatments.

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.

Can I search for information on my own?

Yes. Our staff is always happy to assist patients and family members, but if you prefer to look through our resource library on your own, you may. The CLC is a comforting, relaxing environment where you can get away from the clinical setting.

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 HCI. You can return information through the mail, at the CLC, or to one of our book drops located in Clinic 2B and the A level of the cancer hospital.

May I visit the CLC while my loved one is at an appointment?

Yes. You are welcome to use our computers, read a book, take a nap, or just relax in a quiet place.

Can I use the CLC if I am not a patient of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI)?

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.

Library Policies

If you would like to check out CLC materials, please complete this formYou can also complete the form in person at the CLC, or we can help you complete the form over the phone. 

Borrowing Materials

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.

Renewing Materials

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. 

Overdue Materials

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.