The construction site for the renovation of the A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library (THL) will begin to take shape the week of Jan. 13, resulting in closures to one lane of traffic on Catherine Street and changes to a popular pedestrian route. Beginning Jan. 13, barriers will go up and close one lane of Catherine Street, as well as the sidewalk on the north side of the street between the Victor Vaughan Building and the south entrance to the Medical Science II building.
The Taubman Health Sciences Library building closed last night at 11:45PM and will not re-open until 2015 as part of the planned renovation of our building. The entire staff of the library (THL) has moved out of the building, but we're still on the medical campus.
"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..."
With the academic year behind us, we turn our attention to 2013-14 and the major construction project that will begin later this year. In December, we will beginthe renovation of the A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library building. The entire library building will close in mid-December 2013. When construction is complete, the library building will be better equipped to handle the demands of 21st Century education.
The U-M Board of Regents approved the schematic design for the renovation of the Taubman Health Sciences Library building at their March 21 meeting. Their approval moves the renovation project a step closer to completion. Within months, work will begin on a $55 million project to transform the Taubman Health Sciences Library building into a natural light-filled health sciences education hub, one that supports in-person, collaborative, active learning.
The moment Taubman Health Sciences Library (THL) director and associate university librarian Jane Blumenthal has been patiently awaiting has finally arrived. “The books are moving,” says Blumenthal, “beginning on March 4.”
As you know, there are changes coming here at the Taubman Health Sciences Library. We want to keep you in the loop and make it easy for you to find information about those changes. We will be using the logo on the left to mark blog posts, web pages, digital displays, and signs that have information about what's going on in the building and on the progress of our renovation.