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Ribbon Cutting ceremony officially opens newly renovated spaces

Jun 21, 2019

On June 20, 2019, hundreds of guests gathered to celebrate the opening of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library's newly renovated spaces. The a cappella medical student group "The Ultrasounds" kicked off the event with two great arrangements ('Stand by Me' by Ben E. King and 'I Want it that Way' by The Backstreet Boys). Following the performance were speeches by John Gallagher, Director of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Susan Gibbons, Yale University Librarian, and Richard Belitsky, YSM... Read More

Save the Date: Library Renovation Unveiling & Celebration

May 28, 2019

Please join us for food and drinks on Thursday, June 20th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM to celebrate the unveiling of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library's newly renovated spaces. Among other uses, these spaces will be the new home for many classes which comprise the first 18 months of the YSM curriculum. Explore the new classrooms, experience the new Information Commons, and discover all the library has to offer!  In the meantime, learn about the space and enjoy some recent behind-the-scenes pictures ... Read More

Noise Alert! Renovation countdown begins

May 9, 2019

In just a few weeks, the library renovation project will be complete! Please be advised that you may notice an increase in noise during this time as the temporary construction walls have been removed to install the new carpet. Stay tuned for more announcements as we get closer to opening day! As always, ear plugs are available at the circulation desk. For now, enjoy some new behind-the-scenes pictures!      

New Renovation Pictures

Mar 6, 2019

We are in the final few months of the library's renovation project and the spaces are really starting to take shape. The drywall is almost entirely up and painting is scheduled to begin in the coming weeks. Please note that paint smells may drift into the reading rooms. As always if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us here.

Behind-the-scenes peek at the CWML renovation

Nov 15, 2018

The renovation is well underway! Demolition is completed, however that doesn’t mean the end of the noise. Be sure to grab a pair of earplugs at the circulation desk if you need them. The progress may not look like much now, but trust us, there will be beautiful and useful spaces come June. In the meantime, enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek at what is going on behind those renovation barriers.    The former information room has been gutted and is slowing becoming a flexible 125-seat teaching and... Read More

Demolition Begins!

Sep 11, 2018

Renovation partition walls have been built throughout the library and construction is officially underway! The library has been lucky so far in the noise department, however expect a large uptick in the overall construction noise during the weeks of September 17 and 24. Demolition will begin and construction noise will inevitably be disruptive in certain parts of the library. Construction ends before 3pm daily, so if you need some peace and quiet to study, try us in the evening. Apologies in... Read More

Construction Begins!!

Aug 29, 2018

At last!  Wednesday, August 29th, construction begins.  The first item on the agenda is partition installation, which separates the library from the areas under renovation.  It will be noisy and disruptive at times during the coming months.  We apologize in advance for the inconvenience. Complimentary pairs of earplugs available at the Circulation Desk.        

Reno-relocation

Aug 9, 2018

If you haven't stopped by the library recently you may notice that things are a bit...  different.  We have optimized the spaces that will not be part of the renovation project for your comfort and convenience.  What does that mean for you?  Can you still access the all-important things the library offers, such as study materials, computers...  the bathrooms?  Of course you can!  Here we have a map of the layout of the library during the renovations (click this link to view the map as a .PDF... Read More

Furniture Moving

Aug 2, 2018

We will be moving furniture on Friday the 3rd, Monday the 6th, and Tuesday the 7th from 7:30am to 3pm.  The movers will be transferring furniture from all parts of the library as we wrap up our preparations for renovation. Expect disruptions, possible room closures, and lots of activity during these times. We apologize for any inconvenience.                        

Day One of Furniture Move...

Jul 30, 2018

Day One of furniture moves is in the books...  and we are gearing up for Day Two, tomorrow, the 31st!                 As always, we are grateful for your patience, and apologize for the noise as we move forward with the renovations.