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The Betsey Cushing Study Rooms

Jul 3, 2018

As the countdown towards renovations ticks down, you unfortunately will no longer be able to reserve a study room in the basement of the library.  Because we know these study rooms will have to be closed in the very near future, we decided it was best to end the capability to reserve the rooms online now, since future reservations may end up having to be cancelled. The good news is that the rooms are still available on a first come, first served basis, until such time where the area is closed... Read More

New Home for Three-Day Reserve Materials

Jun 13, 2018

The three-day reserve materials have been relocated one floor below the information room (E17).  This important collection will remain there for the duration of the renovation. Please ask a staff member for assistance if you have any questions.

Sneak peek of what's to come...

May 9, 2018

The renovation is on its way! Here is an announcement from Richard Belitsky, MD, Deputy Dean for Education at the School of Medicine about the upcoming projects. Enjoy a sneak peek of the architect's rendition leading to the new flexible team-based learning space.  

Renovation Update!

Feb 9, 2018

We are excited to announce that plans for the renovation are moving forward! The architects are preparing the final enhanced schematic design and construction drawings with an end of March timeline. As of now, construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in mid-July. Here are some recent preliminary drawings of the proposed Team-Based Learning classroom and the relocated Information Commons. Please note: the colors are for definition of spaces, not the actual colors for the final designs... Read More

Renovation Update:

Aug 16, 2017

The schedule for the renovation has been modified to accommodate design modifications in the project.  Construction is now planned to begin sometime in the spring of 2018. We will update this page when we have more information. 

Upcoming Renovations in the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

May 12, 2017

(by John Gallagher) Beginning in December the Medical Library is going to undergo some exciting and significant renovations. The library’s sky-lit Information Room will be repurposed to accommodate a 126-seat team-based learning classroom. Six classrooms will replace un-utilized stacks space on the lower level. Two additional classrooms, several small group study rooms, and an Information Commons equipped with 24 dual-monitor workstations, will round out the changes on the lower level. When... Read More