How to Find Us

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is located in the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, directly south of University Hospital, northeast of the College of Nursing, east of the Utah State Health Department, and west of the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics. Signs on Wasatch Drive, Mario Capecchi Drive, Medical Drive, Medical Drive South and North Medical Drive mark the route to the Eccles Library.

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Phone: 801-581-5534


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Directions to Eccles Health Sciences Library


From First South

  • Travel east on First South to the University of Utah campus
  • First South becomes North Campus Drive
  • Travel uphill on North Campus Drive, then turn right onto Wasatch Drive
  • Travel south along Wasatch Drive; turn left at the traffic light onto Medical Drive
  • Continue east uphill; take the right fork onto North Medical Drive
  • Turn right onto Medical Drive South and follow the signs to the visitor parking lot.
  • Parking lots for "A" and "U" stickers are available in this area. Look for signs.

From Fourth South

  • Travel east on Fourth South to the University of Utah Campus. Once on campus, this road becomes South Campus Drive.
  • Travel east pass the Huntsman Center (approximately 1820 East)
  • At the traffic light, turn left onto Wasatch Drive
  • Just before the next traffic light bear to the right onto Medical Drive
  • Continue east uphill; take the right fork onto North Medical Drive
  • Turn right on Medical Drive South and follow the signs to the visitor parking lot.
  • Parking lots for "A" and "U" stickers are available in this area. Look for signs.

From Foothill Drive

  • Travel north along Foothill Drive past Research Park
  • Turn right onto Wasatch Drive
  • Just before the second traffic light bear to the right onto Medical Drive
  • Continue east uphill; take the right fork onto North Medical Drive
  • Turn right on Medical Drive South and follow the signs to the visitor parking lot.
  • Parking lots for "A" and "U" stickers are available in this area. Look for signs.

Parking


  • Metered parking in front of the Library: eight 1-hour spaces.

  • Visitor Parking

    There is limited visitor parking in the vicinity of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. Most parking on campus is fee-based. The University Hospital Parking Terrace provides free, limited parking to patients and visitors. The Parking Terrace east of the Biomedical Polymers Building (southeast of the library), has hourly parking for visitors. Permit areas and meters are not regulated on state holidays. Parking passes for the day can be purchased at the Eccles Library Services Desk, the University Hospital cashier located near the hospital entrance, 581-2165; or at Parking Services, 801-581-6415.

  • Campus Parking for University students, staff or faculty with "A", "U", or "E" stickers.

    Campus Parking Lots are located south and west of the library for the most part (see map). Parking regulations are enforced year-round, including periods between semesters. Permit parking is enforced from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and until 10:00 p.m. where posted. Fire lanes, restricted areas, designated reserved spaces and parking spaces for disabled drivers are enforced 24 hours every day of the year.

  • Parking for Drivers with Disabilities

    Parking stalls for drivers with handicapped plates are identified by the international wheelchair symbol painted on the asphalt and marked with a blue post. Campus visitors with disabilities can park in disabled visitor parking stalls only, or they can purchase a parking day pass.

  • Visit the University of Utah Parking and Transportation Services website for more information.


Transit Options


Campus Shuttle Service


Free shuttle service is available across campus from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Night service on the Blue Route continues until 10:00 p.m. on weekdays. There is no shuttle service on weekends or University holidays; there is reduced service during semester breaks. Campus shuttle bus stops within walking distance of the Eccles Library include the entrance to the University Hospital and the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health.


  • Red Routes travel clockwise around campus; 6 departures each hour.
  • Blue Routes travel counterclockwise around campus; 6 departures each hour.
  • Green Routes travel from Guardsman Way lot to the UTA Campus Hub and through the business loop then back to Guardsman Way lot. Continues on to East Village then to West Village and back to Guardsman lot.
  • Purple Route services campus via Research Park every 30 minutes.
  • Yellow Route services Research Park via campus; 2 departures each hour.
  • HSC Route services the Health Sciences Center from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. every 20 minutes.

See the Campus Shuttle Schedules website for detailed schedule times and route maps.


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UTA TRAX and Bus Service


Utah Transit Authority (UTA) buses stop at many points on and near the University of Utah campus. The closest stops to the Library include:



Bike

Salt Lake City has designated bicycle routes to the University of Utah campus. Bike racks are located close to building entrances. There is a 10 M.P.H. bicycle speed limit on campus.

In addition, UTA provides bike racks on all buses that come to the University of Utah. For more information about bikes on buses call BUS-INFO or visit their website at http://www.utabus.com



Walk

The University of Utah campus is criss-crossed with sidewalks. Park your car on lower campus and then take the Campus Shuttle to the Health Sciences Center; or walk across campus, uphill pass the Eccles Broadcast Center, the State Health Department and on up to the Eccles Library



Helpful Phone Numbers

  • Eccles Health Sciences Library - 801-581-5534
  • Center for Disabled Students - 801-581-5020
  • Parking Services Office - 801-581-6415
  • Shuttle Customer Service - 801-581-4189
  • UTA Bus Schedule Information - 801-BUS-INFO (287-4636)