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Bio-Medical Library begins renovation

By February 16, 2016September 16th, 2023No Comments

The Bio-Medical Library moved into Diehl Hall in 1960, and it has been a home for scholarship and learning ever since.  

Starting February 22, the Bio-Medical library will begin a renovation process that will update its public spaces to support new needs related to research, teaching, and learning.

The renovations will enhance the Bio-Medical Library‚Äôs role as a connector, linking people, resources, information, and technology to achieve common goals. Through this service-rich environment, the library will be able to promote a culture of scholarship and serve as a creative catalyst, prompting new insights into learning and research.  

Images courtesy of General Office Products.

Productivity

A new productivity area will be added to support specialized needs of researchers, educators, and students. The space will include a computing center with specialized software, along with a data visualization center. The library will also add a 1:Button Studio for video production.  

Productivity.

Productivity.

Data visualization center.

Data visualization center.

Collaboration

The library’s collaboration area will have large tables, mobile white boards, and added power for laptops. It will include a mix of lounge and office seating, as well as standing or sitting desktop height options to support a variety of work postures.  

Collaborate.

Collaborate.

Learning

The learning space will provide a dedicated area for consultations with librarians on topics related to research, systematic reviews, publishing, grant support, and more.

Learning.

Learning.

Service desk

The new service desk will be more centrally-located to highlight it as the main service point for library assistance.

Service desk.

Service desk.

Study

The library’s fourth floor will also be updated with areas to support focused study. Features include semi-private spaces for individual work and added power for longer research and writing sessions.

Study.

Study.

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