Phase 1 of Renovation is Complete!

Kornhauser Health Sciences Library Renovation News & Updates


New Year...New Look...New Library

Kornhauser Library is making a change for the better in an effort to better serve our students.  Things are going to look different around here - more study rooms with magic whiteboards, monitors and hook-ups making group study easier, a cafe style area with vending, and new furniture.  This will be a total makeover for the second floor of our building and we're hoping that when it's finished you'll come and study with us more often.

This page is dedicated to keeping you informed on our progress.  Our goal is to update this page weekly with news, announcements, updates on the projected timeline, and photos of our progress.  The first couple of steps in this process will take place during our interim break, but when we return there will be construction happening in the building, so please be aware.  This project will take place on the second floor, effecting a lot of study space.  See our section below, Alternative Study Areas During Renovation for recommendations on other study locations.

During this time, the Kornhauser staff will still be here to serve you.  Remember, all these changes are for you, our students.  So, for the next few months we may have to endure a little noise, discomfort, or interruption to regular study habits but please bear with us for the time being.  This project will be amazing once it's complete!

Completed plans...



  • 4-1-14 Phase 1 of renovation is complete.  New study rooms and renovated area on the second floor are open to patrons.  A few more minor improvements are soon to come!


12/17Begin moving collection - all journals on 2nd floor will be moved. During this time the paneled study areas and the individual study tables behind those bookshelves will be closed.
12/26Floor work to be done.  This will take place when the library is closed for interim break and is expected to be completed before we resume our spring hours.

Construction to the 2nd floor is scheduled to begin.  During this time all the study rooms in that area will be closed.  This is the longest leg of the process, we'll keep you updated every step of the way.

2/8Announcing 24/7! Kornhauser Library will be open 24/7 beginning March 8-June 27
2/10Phase 3 of the construction process began, projected end date is mid to late March
3/8Kornhauser Library 24/7 Kick-off event 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
3/24Expected completion date for construction and renovation
3/25Study rooms and newly renovated area on the 2nd floor are open to the public.

Thank you...

Special thanks to the University of Louisville School of Medicine for sponsoring the renovation project in the library.  We'd also like to thank all those who had a hand in the construction, design and hours of labor that allowed this project to be finished in a timely manner.  Finally, we'd like to thank our patrons.  Everything you see is an effort to better serve you, thank you for being patient and continuing to study with us throughout the construction process.


See Our Progress...

Watch our project from beginning to end. Click here to see our complete construction album on our FaceBook page.