Family Resource Libraries

Looking for reliable information about your child's illness and treatment? Patients and families can get help finding health information, use a computer, or relax with a good book at one of our four libraries.

Library Locations

Dallas

Krissi Holman Family Resource Library
Children's Collection
(C7310)
7th Floor, across from the C2 elevators
Telephone 214-456-7735

Judith Kaplan-Einstein Family Resource Library (F1504)
Lobby level, Pavilion, next to the Gift Shop
Telephone 214-456-4787

Legacy

Karahan Family Resource Center (L1275)
Lobby level, Legacy Hospital, opposite coffee shop
Telephone 469-303-7735

Southlake Specialty Care Center

Southlake Family Resource Center 
Around the corner from the Guest Relations check-in desk
Telephone 817-724-5437

Computers and Internet access

Each of the libraries has desktop computers with Internet access and Microsoft tools. Many health sites are bookmarked to help families get started. We offer laptops with wireless Internet connections. We can also help if you need documents copied, printed, faxed or scanned.

Books and magazines

Patients and families can choose from more than 8,000 books to borrow. Our collection covers topics such as consumer health, parenting and family issues. Books for children are available for every age and reading level. Our magazine collection covers general interest, health and children's titles. Some titles are available in Spanish. Search our catalog.

Brochures and pamphlets

Free booklets are available on many subjects. Some are available in Spanish. Topics include:

  • Types of illnesses
  • Treatment choices
  • Community resources
  • Wellness information

Personal assistance

Library staff and volunteers are available to help families:

  • Search databases
  • Use the Internet
  • Find books and magazines
  • Connect with resources within the hospital and the community

Donations

The books in our children's and adult leisure collections come from donations. If you are interested in donating books or magazines, please follow these guidelines:

  • Books and magazines must be brand new or gently used in excellent condition to ensure the safety of our patients and families.
  • Contact one of our libraries to setup a time and day of delivery. 
  • Please be ready to provide us with the approximate number of items to be donated.

If you would like to receive our wish list of books, please contact us. We will also accept Barnes and Noble or iTunes gift cards. If you would like to contribute to the libraries in any other way, please fill out this form or contact one of the libraries.

Consumer Health & Medical Library Internship

The Consumer Health & Medical Library Internship provides students a diverse learning environment to gain skills in health information services. Applicants must be enrolled in an MLS program accredited by the American Library Association. For more information about this internship, please download the internship overview.

Story time and Programs

We invite patients and family members to attend Story Time or one of our library programs. Story times/locations include: 

  • Judith Kaplan-Einstein Family Resource Library
    Monday – Friday at 10.30 a.m.

Contact any of the resource libraries for more information or call 214-456-7735 to receive a calendar of scheduled programs.

Teen Center

Health and social materials especially for adolescents ages 12-19 years are available at the Judith Kaplan-Einstein Family Resource Library.

  • Resources include magazines, leisure and consumer health books and brochures, and a board for teen art, poetry, and other brag-worthy achievements.
  • Contact the library at 214-456-4787.