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Renovation Updates

Current Status

December 5, 2014

Library Renovation Moving Forward

The Health Sciences Library is moving to newly renovated space on the second and third floors of the Alexander Building beginning on Wednesday, December 8th! The library will close on Tuesday, December 9, at 10 p.m. and may reopen on January 5th, 2015 or sooner if possible. The furniture for the second and third floors is being installed, and student study space will not be available on these floors until we reopen. Phones and chat services may not be operational until several days after the move, but we will be monitoring email. The furniture order for the fourth floor has been delayed until the fifth floor is completed (Phase 2), at which time the furniture for these two floors will be installed and ready for students. We do not have a timetable at this time for completion of Phase 2 or installation of the student furniture on floors four and five. While the library is closed, all electronic resources will be available 24/7. If you have a question or need help, email your liaison. As challenging as the library renovation has been for all of us, the results will be worth the effort. Stay tuned!

Read past renovation status updates.



  • Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 2:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.

There will be no 24/7 library access during the renovation period, and the library will be closed to non-UTHSC patrons.

Check our special closing schedule

Services During Renovation

Available Not available
Reference & Reserve Book Collections Print Journal & Book Collections (2nd & 4th Floors)
24/7 E-Resources 24/7 Study Space
8 iMacs when EClassroom not in use for instruction Desktop Computers (Alcove & Media Lab)
Laptops and iPads Computers for the general public
Instructional Services Access to non-UTHSC visitors
Reference Services Change
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Test Scoring
5 Group Study Rooms
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Last modified: December 5, 2014