Tulane University Hospital and Clinc, 1415 Tulane Ave.

The NOPL Main Library's next-door neighbors -- Tulane University Hospital and Clinic, TUHC's J. Bennett Johnston Health and Environmental Research Building, and the Tulane University School of Medicine -- were severely impacted by Katrina's flooding. Teams of disaster recovery experts have been hard at work in these facilities for weeks, and the Hospital plans to reopen early in 2006. Meanwhile, School of Medicine has found a temporary home at Baylor University in Houston. In spite of the bustle of the recovery workers, the absence of Tulane's patients, doctors, and med students, has left the area around the Main Library far too quiet, and we eagerly await the return of our neighbors.