The U-M Board of Regents approved the schematic design for the renovation of the Taubman Health Sciences Library building at their March 21 meeting. Their approval moves the renovation project a step closer to completion. Within months, work will begin on a $55 million project to transform the Taubman Health Sciences Library building into a natural light-filled health sciences education hub, one that supports in-person, collaborative, active learning. Construction of designs by TMP Architecture and Ballinger will create an estimated 72 construction jobs.
While much of the collection will be moved to a different location, library items will be available on request or online. A rare medical books collection, with historical works dating as far back as the 15th century, has already joined the Special Collections Library in the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.
In place of bookshelves, U-M will create a multi-level health sciences education space in 137,000 square feet…
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