Augusta University celebrated the completion of extensive renovations to the Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The April 26 ceremony included remarks from University System of Georgia Chancellor Sonny Perdue, Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD, as well as Augusta University’s Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Neil J. MacKinnon, PhD, Dean of Libraries Brad Warren and Libraries Curator Renee Sharrock.
The Greenblatt Library, which officially began in 1834, making it the second-oldest university library in the University System of Georgia, is the oldest academic health sciences library in the state of Georgia and one of the oldest academic health sciences libraries in the nation.
The $4.9 million renovation project included a new main entrance to the library from Laney-Walker Boulevard, doubling the number of group study spaces on the second floor to 12, as well as creating a new one-stop shop for student support services. The project also saw construction crews creating the infrastructure for a future dining option for students, faculty and staff.