The John and Lowry Hench Library
The John and Lowry Hench Library at the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, founded with a $1 million gift from the John C. Hench Foundation, is a comprehensive resource center with staff trained to help patients and others study the various cancers, treatments, research and clinical trials.
Available information includes educational/informational materials about treatment and alternative treatment options, community resources, support groups and items that address the personal needs of cancer patients.
The Hench Cancer Library is a state-of-the-art center with 4 computer stations for library users as well as 2 stations in the children's area for them to use while family members are doing research. The library also features a "quiet" or "meditation" room with materials on faith, healing, and spirituality, and books of the major religions including the Bible, Koran, Torah, etc.
The Hench Cancer Library sits on the first floor of the Disney Family Cancer Center immediately to the right when entering the building. Natural lighting is provided by two glass walls that make up the corner of the building. The overall theme for the Cancer Center is "Mind, Body, Spirit" with the Hench Library fulfilling the "Mind" component.