Additional space and hours in Skyline Library for Step 1 study

Reminder that the Skyline Library is open for study as per this letter from Dr. Ayala, Vice Chancellor, from May 6:

Dear Second Year Students (soon to be third year’s):

You are almost there! Few more days and your finals will be over. Soon you will begin your Step 1 study period. I hope you have all signed up for the Step 1 Boot Camp coordinated by Dr. Peterson.

We recognize that additional study space on campus would be very much welcomed, especially at this time, and so on a trial basis for the next six weeks (till June 20) your class will be able to also use the Skyline Library that is located on the ground floor (19 Skyline Drive) 7 days a week from 7 AM to 12 midnight.

There is a security guard posted at the reception desk on the first floor main entrance from Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5:30 PM, but not one 24/7. Security does make periodic rounds in the evenings to monitor the building.

You will all receive ID card access to enter the main entrance before 8 AM and after 5:30 PM. You can then take the elevator or stairs down to the ground floor.

Please be “best buddies” for each other and careful not to let anyone else in behind you that is not a second year medical student before 8 am and after 5:30 pm. Everyone should swipe their own ID when coming into the building outside of normal weekday business hours.

Additional seating and tables will be added to the library space and empty office and conference rooms adjacent to the library will be available as well during this period. There will be signs posted to identify which rooms you can use.

The area has NYMC Wi-Fi capability.

There is also a security (outside line) phone in the library that will be available in case of an emergency. So that you may reach NYMC security’s main office on campus.

The skyline library is an extension of the main campus library and therefore the same rules apply. Specifically, you must keep the area clean! We will be adding more receptacles to make this feasible. How well you clean up after yourselves will be a factor on keeping this library open early and to stay open late for medical students.

Best wishes on your finals!

Sincerely, Dr. Ayala


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