The S.S. Kresge Learning Resources Center (LRC) was built with funding from the Stanley S. Kresge Foundation and opened in 1973. The building currently houses the medical library, four lecture halls, administrative offices and the Pamela C. Williams, M.D., Simulation and Clinical Skills Center. Renovations include the installation of energy saving plumbing, a new energy saving vestibule, sun screens and new thermo double pane glass windows. The LRC is the only Green and LEED certified building on campus.
Meharry Medical College Library
The library occupies three floors of the LRC. It serves as a central repository of information to support the college's mission of providing exemplary health care education and has been substantially renovated since 2010. A handsome etched glass wall showcases the library's entrance where a new cherry wood information desk welcomes visitors. Matching cherry wood tables, chairs and study carrels carry this striking motif throughout the library. Enhanced lighting, new carpeting, ventilation redesign, restroom upgrades meeting ADA standards, refurbished study rooms and the newly created Student Café, with hardwood parquet floors, all add to the pleasant ambience for learning. Technology was upgraded to provide Wi-Fi connectivity on all floors. In the group study rooms, students can now project their laptop screens on SMART Boards and plasma screens for group discussions and collaboration. The facility includes a computer lab, an electronic classroom, four group rooms, thirty-one study rooms, carrels for student and faculty use and the college's archival collection. The Office of Faculty Affairs and the editorial staff of the Journal for Health Care for the Poor and Underserved are also housed within the library.
2001 Albion Street
Nashville, TN 37208