Space Planning

Dear UConn Health Sciences Library Patrons:

UConn Health Sciences Library is embarking on a large space planning project with the goal of providing an updated library space to meet the current needs of our students, researchers, faculty, and staff. Part of that work involves a large project that involves the removal from our collection and the recycling of about 20,000 print volumes in a process known as weeding. 

Weeding is a common library practice to keep the books we have on our shelves to those that are most current and useful. As the type of preferred information format has shifted from print to digital, we do not need to house as many print volumes as we used to. At the same time, UConn Health is growing which means we have more students who need more places to study. This is a perfect time to move unnecessary print volumes and make room for students. 

All of the print volumes that will be pulled are on this list. Each volume will be placed on shelves in the main floor stacks and then will eventually be recycled. Be sure to peruse our free books shelves before May 1. Please ask the Information Desk staff to show you to the location of the shelves. We will begin recycling discarded books May 1.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact me, and I will discuss your concerns with you.


Susan A. Fowler, MLIS (She/Her/Hers)

UConn Health Library
263 Farmington Avenue | Farmington, CT 06030-4003
Phone: 860-679-3323