University of Georgia: Carnegie Library Learning Center Opens on Health Sciences Campus
The Carnegie Library Learning Center, an electronic library and learning commons to serve the University of Georgia Health Sciences Campus, opened Nov. 2.
The 1910 Carnegie Library is a significant historic structure,” said Toby Graham, UGA university librarian and associate provost, “and in its renovated form makes an excellent setting in which to support student learning on the Health Sciences Campus.”
Six public-access computers for student and faculty use are available, and there is wireless network access throughout the building. The Carnegie Library includes two common reading/study rooms, two group studies, and offers wireless printing.
The facility also serves as a delivery and drop-off point for circulating print library materials from the UGA Libraries’ other locations, including the main library and science library. Users may request delivery of library items to the Carnegie Library through GIL-Find, UGA’s library catalog.
The 1910 Beaux Arts structure was built using funds from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation to serve as the library for the Normal School, a college for training teachers.
UGA began renovation of the building in 2012 in part through the support of the Callaway Foundation and the Tull Charitable Foundation.
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