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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

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 Computer Lab.

  • 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 laptop computers.
  • 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.

Langsam Library-
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.
Sunday noon-midnight

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

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.

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