The Health Sciences Library is excited to announce that the university is making a visible investment in the student-learning environment. The 24/7 Ground floor Library area will be undergoing immediate renovations.
Benefits of this will be:
- Increase overall library seating and student electrical access by 26%
- Increase Group Teaching space by 40% and Group Teaching seating by 58%
- Provide new vending area for students
- Badge access to main Ground floor area for increased student security
These renovations will include:
- New 24/7 vending area with small tables for student breaks (new added Library space for students). Details of a naming contest will be coming soon. Watch for the announcement.
- More electrical access for students
- New furniture to provide a flexible study environment
- New filtered water bottle station
- New lighting that will reduce eye strain
- New flooring and paint
- Current Group Teaching Rooms G-429 and G-435 will have new lights and additional electrical access.
- Small Study Rooms G-435A, G435B, and G-435C will have new lights and additional electrical access
- Two new Group Teaching Rooms added
A floor map with a legend showing details will be available by the Circulation Desk on the First Floor of the Library no later than 4/5/2021.
Some Ground floor furniture will move to the First and Second floors of the Library to provide more seating as far from the renovation as possible.
To provide more electrical access for your use, they will be drilling in the ground floor. Obviously, this will cause noise. We regret the upcoming inconvenience, but the results will be a fantastic student-learning environment that we know you will love. Remember the Circulation Desk in the library has earplugs for your convenience. In addition, the different BRI Atrium floors and the Student Union is accessible 24/7 with your badges for studying.
The Library wants to thank the volunteers of the Library Furniture Advisory Committee (listed below) for their assistance in identifying the best furniture and providing other comments on the remodel. In addition, many students provided real-time feedback as we walked around asking about ideas. We appreciate that these students helped make the Library learning environment a better place for their classmates and future students.
School of Allied Health
Heather Griffin – Cardiopulmonary Science
Cynthia Carlisle – Medical Laboratory Science
Macey Vidrine – Occupational Therapy
School of Graduate Studies
Kellie Brown – Doctoral Student – Microbiology and Immunology
School of Medicine
David Heap – Class of 2024
Annie Lewis – Class of 2024
Jessica Rodriguez – Class of 2023
Maggie Ross – Class of 2023
Mattie Steib – Class of 2023
Ezra Bess – Class of 2022
Laura Gulotta-Parrish – Class of 2022
Pedro Simoncini – Class of 2022
Renas Zibari – Class of 2022
The library faculty and staff will appreciate your patience during this inconvenient but exciting time.