The Wangensteen Histiorical Library is open to the public. Researchers and visitors from outside of the University are welcome.
Review our Plan your Visit page for information about directions, public transportation, and parking.
New identification requirements for access to Bio-Medical, Wangensteen libraries
Beginning December 2, identification will be required for entry into designated health sciences buildings, including the Bio-Medical Library and Wangensteen Historical Library in Diehl Hall.
University community required identification and entrances
University faculty, students, and staff can access the Bio-Medical Library and Wangensteen Historical Library through any building entrance with a card reader using a valid U Card, Fairview badge, or M Health badge.
Visitor required identification and entrances
Visitors must present a valid government issued photo identification (ID), request an access card in advance of their visit, and use designated visitor entrances.
Required visitor identification cards
Visitors must present a valid government-issued photo ID along with one of the following access cards at a designated visitor entrance. Visitors without an accompanying Libraries access card may request an escort at one of visitor entrances as staffing allows.
- Visitor/guest access card
All visitors to the Bio-Medical Library and Wangensteen Historical Library must go to any other University Libraries location to sign up for free visitor access. A valid government issued photo ID is required.
- Special Borrowers card
Eligible members of selected academic institutions and Minnesota government agencies have special borrowing privileges. Eligible candidates should send a completed special borrower's application in advance of their visit.
Designated visitor entrances
Visitors must use designated visitor entrances to access the Bio-Medical Library and Wangensteen Historical Library in Diehl Hall.
Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- 2nd floor of Moos Tower at Washington Ave
(wheelchair accessible through the Washington Avenue Parking Ramp tunnel)
- 3rd floor of Moos Tower at the Delaware circle
- 2nd floor Mayo Building at the Church Street entrance
Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- 3rd floor Diehl Hall at the plaza entrance