State-of-the-art medical library opens without books

(7 August 2015) The University of Michigan’s $55m renovation of the Taubman Health Sciences Library brings a range of new spaces and functions, but no books.

The new library features state-of-the-art technology, a wide range of small and medium-sized classrooms, spaces for students from a variety of disciplines to work together and a floor dedicated to hands-on simulated clinical practice – and a virtual cadaver to work on.

The books have been moved off-site, most are available digitally, and hard copies can be requested.

The designinglibraries blog has the story.