Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health flu-related visitor restrictions have been lifted. However, because babies, especially those who are ill or premature, are at higher risk of serious complications if they get the flu, visitation restrictions are still in place for all Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) until further notice.
The Edward A. Block Family Library at Riley at IU Health offers a variety of services and amenities for patients and families. From consumer medical information, books and movies to computers and a place to charge your mobile phone, 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.
For patients/families during inpatient stays:
The Block Family Library is located on the first floor of Riley at IU Health and has three 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. Online monetary donations can be made through our giving page at Riley Children’s Foundation. If you have questions about donating items or making a financial contribution, call 317.944.1149.
The “Friends of the Library” is a new group the library has started. The focus of the group is to support volunteer efforts for the library, raise funds for the library to purchase magazine subscriptions, collection updates, needed supplies and ultimately to help fund library staff.
If you would like to join “Friends of the Library" please contact the library at 317.944.1149 or firstname.lastname@example.org
* 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.