Kent Memorial Library has announced it has partnered with New Milford Hospital/Western Connecticut Healthcare and the patient-centric Planetree health initiative to offer a Community Health Information Center (CHI).

The center at the Main Street library, which opened April 1, includes books, DVDs, pamphlets and a consumer focused health database.

The centerpiece of the center is the EBSCO Consumer Health Complete database, a resource suitable for quick information as well as in-depth research on disease prevention, medications, the human body.

The information will be available remotely 24 hours a day from home computers to Kent Library card holders.

Others may use the database from a library computer.

The CHI collection of books and pamphlets in the Reading Room will compliment the online information.