Floor Plans

Coming Later This Fall: New Library Furniture and Space Arrangements

Thanks to an award from the Student Fee Fund, the Library will be developing new small scale furniture arrangements and installing other new furniture options later this Fall as part of a pilot space design project. Three spaces will be developed to enhance areas for student individual study, group study, and relaxation.

Individual study chairs or pods will be installed on the 3rd and 4th floors. The relaxation area will be located on the 5th floor adjacent to a new collaboration study area comprised of two counter-height tables, stools, and whiteboards. Feedback from students will guide the library on expanding furniture and space design options in the future.

Stay tuned for updates. See below for illustrations.

3rd Floor – Front corner window area – 2 pods for individual study

4th Floor – Columns adjacent to the front window area – 6 pods for individual study

5th Floor – Relaxation spaces and group study collaboration tables

Floor Plans: Briscoe Library

The Briscoe Library has four floors, numbered 2 through 5. The main entrance is on the 3rd floor.

Second Floor

Library Classrooms Map and Floor Plan

The 2nd floor offers ten lecture classrooms and three small group study rooms which can be reserved through University Scheduling. Assistance with the classrooms is provided by the MD Labs office, located on the 2nd floor. Access from the 2nd floor to the upper floors of the Briscoe Library is open Monday – Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – midnight, and Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The 2nd floor classrooms are available as a 24 hour study space. Study space is restricted to UT Health Science Center students, faculty and staff. A card reader entrance located near the 2nd floor lecture hall underneath Subway provides 24 hour access to the classrooms.

The Library Computer Classroom, Room 2.011, can be reserved from this website.

Third Floor

The Briscoe Library main entrance is on the 3rd floor. The Reserve collection, Circulation Desk and the Library Administration office are also on this floor. Wireless internet is available on every floor.

Library computers (PC and Mac), and multi-purpose copy/print/scan machines are located on the 3rd floor in the Information Commons. Nine group study rooms along the windows facing the parking lot are available by reservation.

Fourth Floor

A reduced collection of print journals and books is shelved on the fourth floor (about 98% of our journals are available electronically).

The Office of Academic Quality Enhancement, Office of Institutional Research, and the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics (School of Medicine) are also located on this floor. The Collaboratory (Room 4.074) can be reserved for classes, meetings or large group study at this website.

Fifth Floor

The Library’s Special Collections is available by appointment by calling 210-567-2403.  The Howe Conference Room can be reserved for meetings at this website.  The School of Medicine Office of Undergraduate Medical Education is also on this floor. Group study rooms are available by reservation.

Library Space Planning: UT Health Library Staff Visit UT Austin Libraries

 

UT Health Library Senior Director Owen Ellard and staff librarians traveled to the UT Austin campus in December to tour recently renovated library space as shown above. Hosted by UT Austin Library staff, the tours allowed time for discussion of renovation and space planning to meet the changing needs of students and faculty.  Areas toured included the UT Austin Fine Arts Library and its new maker space called “The Foundry” as well as newly renovated areas of the Perry-Castaneda main library. The transformation of library space was made visible through the range of technology, furniture, and artwork used throughout the UT Austin Library spaces.  In light of recent print shelf removal at the UT Health Briscoe Library as shown below, librarians and staff will be working with students and faculty to adapt the newly open spaces to meet the needs of UT Health campus communities.