The Morehouse School of Medicine library is located on the first floor of the Medical Education Building. In the library reconfiguration, overflow space on the second floor was moved down to the first to make room for another project that would take up the entire second floor.
Prior to the reconfiguration, a great deal of space was taken up by rows of stacks. Lord, Aeck & Sargent’s design removed many of these rows, and MSM consolidated and digitized the library collection. Dead space taken up by the stacks was reconfigured for usable space to include a new circulation desk; flexible, new multipurpose teaching space; archival space and administrative support space consisting of 24-hour teaming rooms, conference rooms; and informal reading areas in a brighter setting.
The 24-hour study, or teaming rooms, each usable by up to six students, include power along the walls for Internet and MSM network access. Each room also sports an interactive white board to encourage team collaboration.
The library renovations, along with upgraded computers, will assure the continued key role of the library as the hub of student learning.
The library modernization was funded with Title III monies and private donations.