MSB Renovation: New Study Spaces Planned During Phase 1
Published November 2003
New Study Spaces Planned During Phase 1
Phase 1 of the Medical Sciences Building renovation is
expected to begin in January 2004. During this phase, the E300 study
rooms and levels R, E, and G of the Health Sciences Library will be
closed. Six study areas will be created for students for use during
this time. To keep updated on the progress, visit www.msb.uc.edu.
Students with laptops, or those
in need of Internet connections, should try the Cardiovascular Atrium,
the Medical Sciences Cafeteria Area, the R&R Space or the Library
- Cardiovascular Atrium-This space will accommodate 28
study carrels and 8 large tables. Wireless antenna and electrical
outlets will be installed to support laptop computers.
- Medical Sciences Cafeteria Area (across from
Starbucks)-Approximately 40 tables will be available to students during
all hours except lunchtime. A wireless antenna will be installed for
- R&R Space-If needed, tables and additional computers
will be installed in the current TV and computer rooms of the existing
Medical Center R&R space.
- Library Computer Lab-Space on the E-level of the MSB
Service Building is being renovated and will serve as the new Library
Computer Lab. Approximately 85 computer stations will be available, in
addition to space for the Health Sciences reserve stacks and the
presentation services equipment. Library staff supporting these
functions will be located at this site.
For those just in need of a quiet space, try the Kettering Atrium or the Teaching Laboratory.
- Kettering Atrium-Moveable tables and chairs will be set up in the atrium to provide study space for students.
- Teaching Laboratory-The existing Pathology teaching laboratories will remain available for study space when not in use.
In addition to these study areas, the College of Nursing Library and Langsam Library are available.
College of Nursing Library,
Room 276 Procter Hall
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-9:45 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday noon-6 p.m.
Sunday 1-9:45 p.m.
Martin Luther King & Woodside Avenue
Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m.-midnight
Friday 7:45 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Library resources, services and staff will be moving
around during Phase 1. Bound journals will remain on the R-Level of the
library. Requests for these articles will be delivered to faculty,
students and staff electronically. Unbound or current journals will be
located in Room 121 of Wherry Hall and will be available for browsing
and copying. Currently, the Health Sciences Library has over 3,300
journals available online, and will continue to add to that number. To
make book/article requests, visit www.aitl.uc.edu.
The Health Sciences Library book collection will be
relocated to the new Genome Research Institute campus on Galbraith
Road. Staff will be on hand at this location to assist faculty, staff
and students with access to these books.
All other Health Sciences Library and IT staff will relocate to Suite 238 of the Health Professions Building.
Following the completion of Phase 1, the College of
Medicine will have state-of-the-art study spaces on the G-Level and
first and second floors of the MSB, 16 new small group rooms for
instruction and study, an improved Health Sciences Library, new
pathology and gross anatomy teaching laboratories, and additional space
including a dining facility and fitness center.