Geoffrey and Robyn Sperber Health Sciences Library

Sperber Library main space

Images provided are draft renderings and may be subject to change as the project progresses. Renderings provided by START Architecture.

Edmonton Clinic Health Academy in North Campus
Portions of Lower Level and Level 1


Projected completion
Grand opening Fall 2023; anticipated completion Summer 2024

Estimated cost

Project type
Renovation to repurpose space

The University of Alberta Health Sciences Library facility is realizing an opportunity to relocate from its current location at the Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre (WCMHC) to a new location in the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) building. This will ultimately reduce the volume of space and costs that the University of Alberta pays to lease space, all part of the Integrated Asset Management Strategy.

The Geoffrey and Robyn Sperber Health Sciences library project involves selective demolition along with substantial reconfiguration and internal renovation within the north end of the ECHA building at both the main and lower levels.

On top of enclosing several offices, classrooms, lecture halls, seminar spaces, support desks, quiet or group study spaces and more, the new Health Sciences Library will include an Indigenous gathering space, a multicultural traditional medicine collection and a historical dental collection including dental instruments, documents and other artifacts.