January 19, 2022

After 18-Month, $55 Million Renovation University of Michigan’s Taubman Health Sciences Library Reopens Monday

UPDATE August 3 2015 We’ve embedded a video tour of the library at the bottom of the post. The official launch announcement is now available here.

Two articles follow and additional resources follow.

1. From Crain’s Detroit Business:

Located on UM’s medical school campus, the 143,400-square-foot Taubman library has been transformed into an all-digital learning space for future physicians, scientists and other health professionals.


Construction teams used 1,700 tons of concrete, recycled 1,780 tons of material and installed more than 67 miles of data cable.

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2. From MLive.com:

The newly redone library is vastly different from its former self in many ways. For one, it doesn’t actually have any books. Instead there are computers, classrooms, collaborative spaces and a virtual cadaver.


The books have all been moved off site, but are still digitally accessible to faculty and students and in hard-copy by request.

“There’s a daily run to all of the libraries on campus, so if you want a specific book you can still request it,” [director of the Taubman Health Sciences Library Jane] Blumenthal said.

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Additional Resources
Fast Facts About the New Library

Color Brochure About New Library (12 pages; PDF)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.