April 4, 2013: The last volume shelved on the fifth floor of the Taubman Health Sciences Library is loaded for transport to remote storage.
On Monday, November 18, 2013, all remaining print books -- except for Course Reserves -- will be moved offsite. See the FAQ below for further details.
Are there any printed books or journals at Taubman Health Sciences Library?
As of Monday, November 18, 2013, only Course Reserves books are available onsite for use. Digital content such as e-books and full text journals can be accessed via Mirlyn. All other print books and journals have been relocated to the Health Sciences Remote Shelving Facility.
Where is the Health Sciences Remote Shelving (HSRS) Facility? Can I go there myself?
HSRS is located off campus and is open only to MLibrary staff.
How can I get books or journals that will be stored in the Health Sciences Remote Shelving Facility?
For UM Affiliates there are three options:
- Use 7FAST to request journal articles, book chapters, or books. There will be a charge for Undergraduates. University of Michigan Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students can use the service free of charge.
- Use the GetThis feature in Mirlyn to request delivery of books to a Campus library. (This option is currently not available for journal volumes.)
- Fill out the Health Sciences Remote Shelving Facility Item Request form to request delivery of books or journals to a Campus library.
For the general public
Items will be delivered from the remote location to any UM Library upon request and without charge. These materials can then be used in-house (i.e. must remain in the building). Use the Health Science Remote Shelving Facility Item Request form to make requests.
Note: General Circulation policies apply to items in the Health Sciences Remote Shelving Facility.
When will the renovation start? Will the Library be closed during that time?
The Library building will be closed as of December 23, 2013; it will re-oopen in mid-2015. All Library staff and most of the services will be temporarily relocated elsewhere on the medical campus during this time.
Where should I direct additional questions or comments?
Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be glad to answer any questions that may not have been addressed here, or to hear your comments and feedback about our renovation.
(FAQ revised and updated November 15, 2013)
Dear Medical School community:
Yesterday, the University of Michigan Board of Regents gave the final approval necessary for the project that will transform the A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library building.
In preparation for the project, offices and services in the building have relocated, or will in coming months. The Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS) and the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) have moved to the sixth floor of the Neuroscience Hospital Building 2 (formerly C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital). The Standardized Patient Program, and the associated clinical skills exam rooms used for the teaching and training of health professions students, has relocated to the seventh floor of Neurosciences Hospital Building 2, which is abbreviated NHB2.
Additional moves will occur during the fall as the building is prepped for an 18-month, $55 million renovation project. While some units are moving out, the library will remain open — and staff will be on-site — until Dec. 23, when the building closes entirely for renovation. It is expected to re-open in mid-2015.
All of the library’s printed journals and books published before 2008 have been moved to an off-site facility, but are available to the community upon request.
When construction is complete, the library building will be better equipped to handle the educational demands of the 21st Century — as you can see in these schematic designs for the project, approved by regents in March.
Additional details about the relocation of the library’s contents and a list of frequently asked questions are available at: http://www.lib.umich.edu/thl-renovation.
Visit http://msa.med.umich.edu/thsl for project updates, including office and staff relocations, and other information that will help faculty, staff and students to navigate the closure. This internal web page is behind the UMHS firewall and may not be accessible from all computers.
James A. Bell, C.P.A., J.D.
Chief Administrative Officer
U-M Medical School
Horace I. Bomar III
Director, Facilities Management and Planning
U-M Medical School
Jane Blumenthal, MSLS, AHIP
Director, Taubman Health Sciences Library and
Associate University Librarian
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