Visit the Health Sciences Library

Location and directions

Public transportation

Take the light rail Green Line, exiting at the East Bank Station.

Building directions

Follow detailed instructions for arriving at any Health Sciences Library destination in the Health Sciences Education Center or Phillips-Wangensteen Building.

Take a virtual tour for an introduction to our library spaces.

Building access requirements

A U Card, Fairview badge or M Health badge is required for current University students, faculty, staff, and clinicians. Hold your U Card to any card reader during open library or building hours.

Members of the public may access the Health Sciences Library using a Friends of the Libraries, Library Special Borrowers, or Guest card at any of the three public area entrances, Monday - Thursday, 8AM - 7PM, Friday, 8AM - 6PM. Members of the public without a library card may schedule an appointment to visit onsite by contacting [email protected].

Access to the Wangensteen Historical Library collection is available by appointment after an initial remote or online consultation.  Appointments require a one week advance notice.

Library spaces floor-by-floor

The Health Sciences Education Center and the Phillips-Wangensteen Building are connected by a bridge on all library floors.

Building Floor Library spaces
Health Sciences Education Center Floor 5


Virtual Reality Studio

Quiet Study Space

Phillips-Wangensteen Building Floor 5

Library service desk

Data + Visualization Lab

The Commons

1:Button Studios (6)

Group study rooms (5)

Phillips-Wangensteen Building Floor 3

Group study rooms (3)

Health Sciences Education Center Floor 2 (Tunnel Level)

Group study rooms (4)

Phillips-Wangensteen Building Floor 2 (Tunnel Level)

Wangensteen Historical Library

Group study rooms (6)


Restrooms located in the Health Sciences Education Center are on floors 2, 3, 4, and 5 near the elevators. The restroom on floor 4 is all-gender.

Restrooms located in the Phillips-Wangensteen Building are on floors 3, 4, and 5 between the building's two elevator lobbies on the north side. An all-gender restroom on floor 2 is located near the group study rooms and down the hall from the student locker rooms.