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Save the Date: Library Renovation Unveiling & Celebration

28 May 2019 - 10:24am by Dana Haugh

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 below!

FAQ

Who can use the space?

Anyone! The library is open to all who visit. If you are coming from outside Yale or YNHH, you can sign in at the front desk in the School of Medicine. For borrowing and access privileges, please visit this page.

Can I reserve a classroom?

Anyone with a Yale NetID may reserve a classroom. If you are a member of YNHH, please see the circulation or information desk for help reserving a classroom.

How do I get there?

The Medical Library is located just off the central rotunda in the Yale University School of Medicine Building, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06510 (see Google map). For more detailed directions, including where to park, please visit this page.

Where are the computers?

The library has 24 computer workstations located in the Information Commons (1 floor down from the main level) and 6 bring-your-own-device stations equipped with monitors. Additionally, there are 4 computer workstations located in the library lobby.

When is the library open?

The library is open 7 days a week. For a full list of library hours, including exceptions, please visit this page. The 24/7 computer & study space is always open and accessible through an after-hours entrance when the library is closed.

Why did you renovate this space?

There is a national trend of libraries reimagining and repurposing how their space is used. With the shift to electronic publishing, online journals and digital books, libraries no longer need as much shelving stacks for bound journals. This changed landscape facilitated the opportunity to enhance existing library spaces, and created new possibilities for medical education. Placing classroom space within the library will enhance learning opportunities, and connect even more people with the library’s valuable human resources and collections. Moreover, the planned changes provide flexible spaces that can be used for a range of purposes by a variety of users and groups.

Progress Pictures

Curved glass wall

Lights in large classroom

Information Commons Desk

Information commons desks

16-seat classrooms