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Cook Children's
Schwarz Health Sciences Library

Library Facilities


Who can use the Health Sciences Library?
Library privileges are extended to all CCHS employees, healthcare providers with admitting or clinical privileges, and students while on a rotation. Patients and their families are invited to visit the Matustik Family Health Library.

Where can you find the Health Sciences Library?
The Health Sciences Library is located in the basement of the Medical Center between the South Tower and the Main Building. Employees have 24/7 badge access. Librarians are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mon-Thu; 8:00 a.m. to 4:30p.m., Fri.

What's available in the Health Sciences Library?
Besides books and journals, we have 16 desktop and 4 laptop computers, a black & white printer/photocopier, scanner, fax machine and a reservable group workspace.

Who is the Health Sciences Library named for?
Edwin G. Schwarz, MD (1894 -1962) was Fort Worth's first pediatrician, and he dedicated his life to the well being of Tarrant County's children. Dr. Schwarz was involved in practically every aspect of children's health care in Fort Worth. He organized the first daily Children's Clinic of the Fort Worth Relief Association, now the Children's Clinic at John Peter Smith Hospital. He served as Chief of Staff at the Free Baby Hospital and at Cook Children's Hospital, later to be merged with Fort Worth Children's to become Cook-Fort Worth Children's Medical Center, and later still, Cook Children's Medical Center.

Library Staff

Suzanne Beckett, MLS
Ashley Brock, MLS
Library Services Coordinator
Dena Hanson, MLS, AHIP
Susie Schulwitz, RN, MS, CNS
Patient Education Coordinator
Barbara Steffensen, MSLIS
Family Library / Literacy Program Manager


Email the Library
801 Seventh Ave.
Fort Worth, Texas 76104

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Cook Children's Medical Center
Between Main Bldg. & South Tower
Basement level