HVAC system renovations at Osler and Life Sciences library branches


A major ventilation renovation project at the McIntyre Medical Building is underway. Mechanical systems, including exhaust and ventilation, will be upgraded in order to bring systems up to modern standards and improve energy efficiency. This project, carried out as part of the government’s Knowledge Infrastructure Program, includes roof work over the Osler Library of the History of Medicine as well as an overhaul of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems on floors 1 through 6. Floors 3 and 4 which house the Osler Library and the Life Sciences Library (reserve collection, service counter and consultation zone) are within the construction zone of this renovation work.

Timeline: December 2013 – March 2014

Impact on library users:

  • Life Sciences Services desk relocated to the Osler Library of the History of Medicine.
  • Study area available in Osler Library.
  • Additional study space available on 4th floor. Access available via the 3rd floor.
  • Noise and vibrations in the affected areas.

Please note that circulating and reserve collections and services remain accessible and room 409 will continue to be available for use by the Faculty of Medicine.

For more information regarding Library services and resources at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences Library please visit: https://mcgill.ca/library/branches/osler and https://mcgill.ca/library/branches/lsl respectively.

Questions regarding this renovation project? Please visit: https://mcgill.ca/facilities/management


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