While all of the staff, resources, and services you have come to expect will still be here, there will be some changes this semester and the coming year. All websites, electronic journals and databases are available through the UVM network, Dana website and COMET as usual.
Beginning in September, print collections will be moved to new locations outside of the library in preparation for Learning Commons renovations. The compact shelving at the north rear of the library will be removed. Expect special staff moving in and around the library as well as some noise.
After that, a contained area for study will be quickly built to reduce any construction noise. The purpose of the construction is to improve health sciences and medical education by adding a recording studio, an upgraded inter-professional classroom, and faculty development space. The new construction will also provide a larger quiet study area and 24×7 study space.
This may sound dramatic but don’t worry, we are doing everything we can to reduce problems.
- The contained quiet study area will be built as the first part of the project.
- All books will be retrieved for you on request.
- Many books that you might need for classes in Medicine, and Nursing and Health Sciences are available on Reserve at the Main Desk. USMLE and other Board study books will be kept in the library. Why not check out the books you want now.
- The most used and recent portions of our print collection will come back upon completion of the renovations. In the meantime, the loan period for books will be increased from 4 weeks to the end of the Fall semester.
If you have any concerns, please ask a staff member at the Main desk to help or contact Marianne Burke, Director, Dana Medical Library, 656-0695.