Health library and resource center

Pierce Resource Center 

The Pierce Resource Center and Library is a comfortable, inviting place to find trustworthy health information. Do you or someone you know have a new diagnosis that you’d like to find information on? Looking for a cookbook or other resource to help you live a healthier life? Our library has a wide variety of books and DVDs available to anyone in the community to check out for free!


  • Medline Plus
    This free online health information resource is for patients, their families, and friends. It's a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


For more information, call us at 503-814-2432.



     Portrait of Paul Howard, CHEC librarian

Meet our librarian

Paul Howard, PhD, MLIS

"My job as the CHEC librarian is to help you find the most accurate, trustworthy, and relevant information on whatever disease, condition or health issue you or your loved one has. Please don't hesitate to contact me for help."



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