Text over red background reads "Countway Library Renovation Celebration. Sept. 27 2023, 1-3pm, Countway Library" next to circular photo of the main entrance to Countway Library and a gold ribbon and scissors.

The Harvard Longwood Campus community is cordially invited to celebrate the completion of the 2021 and 2023 renovation projects at Countway Library!

Please join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony, remarks by Dean Daley and other stakeholders, refreshments, tours and more.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Countway Library

All are welcome to attend! 

Event Schedule

1:00pm: Celebration Begins

  • Refreshments served on L1 & First Floor

  • Yard games in the Countway Community Garden

  • Collections highlights from the Center for the History of Medicine in Classrooms 102/103

  • Pet therapy visit from Sasha the HUPD Community Engagement Dog

1:15pm: Welcoming Remarks

  • Elaine Martin, Director, Countway Library

  • George Q. Daley, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, HMS

  • Lisa Muto, Executive Dean for Administration, HMS

  • Steve Maiorisi, Chief Campus Planning & Facilities Officer, HMS

  • Luke Voiland, AIA, LEED AP, Executive Vice President, Shepley Bullfinch & Janette S. Blackburn, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal, Shepley Bullfinch

1:45pm: Ribbon Cutting

  • Champagne toast to mark the renovation completion

2-3:00pm: Guided Tours

  • Floor L1 (every 15 minutes)

  • First floor (every 15 minutes)

  • Second floor (every 15 minutes)

  • Center for the History of Medicine Gallery (fifth floor; drop-ins welcome)

  • Countway Community Garden (drop-ins welcome)

Updated floorplans and renovation highlights: 

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Map and renovation highlights for Floor L1Map and renovation highlights for the 1st floorMap and renovation highlights for the 2nd floor


Photo Slideshows

Please enjoy these slideshows of the 2021 and 2023 renovations below:

Countway L1 Renovation (2023)
New Tech Hub featuring workstations, monitors, Ricoh printer, onsite IT support and more.
View from the L1 Atrium; new classroom and conference room space featuring soundproofing technology
Open group seating throughout L1
Booth seating along the walls featuring beautiful views of the Countway Community Garden
Study space, work stations and reserveable study rooms outside the recording studio
Open study space and chat rooms
Open study space featuring extra large presentation monitors
Customizable classroom space (configuration option A)
Customizable classroom space (configuration option B)
New multipurpose VisWall in the L1 Atrium
Countway 1st & 2nd Floor Renovation (2021)
The 2021 renovation created an entirely new library entrance at 695 Huntington Avenue
New Countway Connection Café
New Harvard Coop satellite location
New 1st floor study space and dedicated pet therapy area
Anatomage Table in the new 1st floor Makerspace
New second floor study space