Taubman Health Sciences Library

Transforming THSL: Library building renovation to begin in December 2013

In December 2013, work will begin on a $55 million project to transform the A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library (THSL) building into a natural light-filled medical education hub, one that supports in-person, collaborative, active learning.

Click here to view design schematics for the renovation.

The library will close in mid-December 2013, and is expected to re-open in mid-2015. During that time, some faculty and staff, as well as resources currently housed within THSL, will be relocated to other areas of the Medical School and Health System campuses.

E-mails will be sent to faculty, staff and students with updates as the renovation progresses. These messages, as well as other information about the project, will be posted to this page, as well as to the Taubman Library and University Library websites.

Project Timeline

The final project time line is being developed and will be posted here when complete.


Traffic Changes Begin Jan. 13 for Vehicles and Pedestrians near THSL (Jan. 8, 2014)

Library Closes Dec. 22; Pedestrian Traffic Changes Coming (Dec. 19, 2013)

Remaining Books Moved Today; Facility to Close Dec. 22 (Nov. 18, 2013)

Moves Begin in Preparation for Taubman Health Sciences Library Renovation (Sept. 20, 2013)

Planning for December 2013 Closure (June 13, 2013)

Previous Communications

Designed for the doctors of tomorrow, U-M medical learning space to get $55M upgrade — includes design schematics (Health System Headlines, 3/21/13)

Regents approve schematics for Taubman Library renovation (Medical School Leadership Messages, 3/21/13)

Books on the Move! (A YouTube video about the moving of books from March until the end of May in preparation for the upcoming renovation of the library)

Taubman Health Sciences Library Renovation FAQs (posted to THSL website)

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