Health Sciences Libraries

WANGENSTEEN HISTORICAL LIBRARY

Location and Directions

 

Note: Access to the library may be affected by the extension of the lightrail Central Corridor line through campus. For up-to-date information on the current state of construction, please refer to the University's Central Corridor information page.

Hours

The Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine is open for researchers from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the exception of University holidays. Appointments are recommended.

Location & Address

The Wangensteen Library is located in 568 Diehl Hall. Diehl Hall is located within the U of M Academic Health Center, adjacent to the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and the Philips Wangensteen Building, on the East Bank of the Minneapolis campus area. The University campus is approximately one mile from downtown Minneapolis and eight miles from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. There are nearby stops for city buses, airport hotel shuttles, and light rail. There is no parking immediately adjacent to the library, but there are surface lots and parking ramps within 1-3 blocks.

The street address for the Wangensteen Library is 505 Essex St. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455.

Campus Map for Diehl Hall

Google Map for Diehl Hall

Driving Directions and Parking

The directions below lead to the Washington Avenue Parking Ramp at 501 Washington Ave. S.E., on the East Bank campus between Harvard and Union Streets. Hourly-rate parking is available in this ramp. For additional campus parking information, contact Parking and Transportation Services at 612-626-PARK.

For additional information regarding highway construction and conditions, call the MNDOT Information Center at 651-296-3000 or 800-657-3774.

Directions via: I-94 * I-35W * Univ. Ave. from St. Paul * from Wilson Library * from downtown Minneapolis

Via I-94

  1. Take Huron Boulevard exit (Exit 235B)
  2. Turn left on Fulton St SE
  3. Turn right on Harvard St SE
  4. Turn left on Beacon St SE
  5. Turn left onto Union, and park in the Washington Avenue Ramp on the left
  6. A tunnel from the ramp will take you to Moos Tower
  7. Follow the signs within the tunnel to the Bio-Medical Library (Diehl Hall)

Via I-35W

  1. Take University Avenue/4th Street exit (Exit 18)
  2. Turn onto University Avenue (one-way street traveling southeast)
  3. Turn right onto Church St SE/SE 17th Ave
  4. Turn left on Pillsbury Dr SE (four-way stop)
  5. Follow Pillsbury around the curve onto Harvard St SE
  6. Turn right on Beacon St SE
  7. Turn left onto Union, and park in the Washington Avenue Ramp on the left
  8. A tunnel from the ramp will take you to Moos Tower
  9. Follow the signs within the tunnel to the Bio-Medical Library (Diehl Hall)

Via University Avenue from St. Paul

  1. Turn left from University Ave. onto Washington Avenue SE, just past the Day's Inn Lodging
  2. Take left on Huron Boulevard
  3. Turn right on Fulton St SE
  4. Turn right on Harvard St. S.E.
  5. Turn left on Beacon St SE
  6. Turn left onto Union, and park in the Washington Avenue Ramp on the left
  7. A tunnel from the ramp will take you to Moos Tower
  8. Follow the signs within the tunnel to the Bio-Medical Library (Diehl Hall)

Via Washington Avenue from Wilson Library

  1. Take Riverside Avenue west to Cedar Avenue
  2. Turn right onto Cedar Avenue
  3. Turn right onto eastbound Washington Avenue SE
  4. Exit on Delaware St SE (East River Pkwy/Weisman Art Museum)
  5. Follow the curve and remain on your right
  6. Turn left on East River Parkway
  7. Turn left on Harvard St SE
  8. Turn left on Beacon St SE
  9. Turn left onto Union, and park in the Washington Avenue Ramp on the left
  10. A tunnel from the ramp will take you to Moos Tower
  11. Follow the signs within the tunnel to the Bio-Medical Library (Diehl Hall)

Via 4th Street/Washington Avenue from downtown Minneapolis

  1. Take 4th Street east across Mississippi River (street name changes to Washington Avenue SE)
  2. Exit on Delaware St SE (East River Pkwy/Weisman Art Museum)
  3. Follow the curve and remain on your right
  4. Turn left on East River Parkway
  5. Turn left on Harvard St SE
  6. Turn left on Beacon St SE
  7. Turn left onto Union, and park in the Washington Avenue Ramp on the left
  8. A tunnel from the ramp will take you to Moos Tower
  9. Follow the signs within the tunnel to the Bio-Medical Library (Diehl Hall)

Public Transportation

The University of Minnesota is accessible by public transportation. There are nearby stops for city buses, airport hotel shuttles, and light rail.

To/From Airport: Airport shuttles service most hotels for about $11.00 one way ($18-$20 round trip). The Radisson University Hotel-Minneapolis, 615 Washington Avenue S.E., Minneapolis Minnesota 55414, is only 2 blocks away, and is often a convenient dropoff/pickup point for people, as is the entrance to the Fairview-University Hospital.

Metro Bus Transportation: The University is accessible via many Metro Transit buses from both downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, including the 3, 16 and 50. Please see the Metro Transit website for information on routes and fares.

Light Rail: Light-rail service is available between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and downtown Minneapolis. Connections to and from the University campus can be made by means of a transfer to a Metro Transit bus (Routes 3, 16, or 50) at the Downtown East/Metrodome Station. Further information regarding the Hiawatha Light-Rail service, including how to ride and fares, is available from the Metro Transit.