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The Edward A. Block Family Library at Riley at IU Health offers a variety of services and amenities for patients and families. The Block Family Library is a unique offering among children’s hospitals nationwide—providing patients and families education and entertainment resources to make their time at Riley at IU Health more pleasant.
Library resources are available for both inpatients with an orange family pass and outpatients with an armband. Items may be checked out of the library for use in the hospital during an inpatient stay.
Inpatient and Outpatient (on the day of a patient visit):
Inpatient Only Services:
Items for Inpatient checkout (patients in isolation cannot check out books or magazines due to the fact the pages cannot be washed, they may check out all other items) however, patients in isolation may choose books from a free card and keep them.
The Block Family Library is located on the first floor of Riley at IU Health and has two entrances:
Financial contributions, donations and gifts support the Block Family Library and its services. If you are interested in donating to the library, view our Donation Guidelines and Wish List. Donations can be made at the North entrance to the hospital at 705 Riley Hospital Dr. Pull up to the front entrance and put your flashers on. Stop at the Information Desk, and let them know you have a donation for the library. Please fill out a donation form for your records and put one with the donation. Online monetary donations can be made at Riley Library's Funding Page.
If you need special assistance with your donation please call the library at 317.944.1149.
* Health information available at the Edward A. Block Family Library at Riley at IU Health does not replace medical instruction and education provided by a child’s physician and healthcare team. Library information supplements the ongoing education efforts of a child’s doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals. Library staff cannot provide interpretations, counseling or advice. Families should consult their child’s physician if they have questions or concerns.