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Eccles Health Sciences Library

The NN/LM MidContinental Region offices are located in the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library on the University of Utah campus. The library is located in the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, directly south of University Hospital, north 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, Medical Drive, Medical Drive South and North Medical Drive mark the route to the Eccles Library.

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Transportation

Airport

Salt Lake City International Airport is located approximately 10 miles west of the Unversity of Utah. http://www.slcairport.com/
We suggest using a shuttle service, taxi, or TRAX light rail to get from the airport to the library.

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Taxi and Shuttle

Shuttle Services
24 hour advance reservation required
Xpress Shuttle: 800-397-0773, 801-596-1600
Yellow Express: 801-521-5027

Taxi Cab Service
Yellow Cab: 801-521-2100
City Cab: 801-363-5550
Ute Cab: 801-359-7788

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Public Transportation

Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
rideuta.com
801-262-5626

Bus service throughout Salt Lake City and surrrounding areas. TRAX (light rail) service available from the University to downtown, with connections to the airport and additional lines to other parts of the city..
TRAX Map
UTA Trip Planner
How to Ride
Fares

University Shuttle System
The University Shuttle System offers free service to the University, the Health Sciences Center, Fort Douglas, and Research Park. Maps and Schedules

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Driving Directions

From the Airport Map

  • Take the I-80 E ramp on the left to City Center/Ogden/Provo
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for City Center/N Temple St and merge onto UT-186 E
  • Continue on North Temple St.
  • Turn right at State St
  • Turn left at 100 South
  • Continue on 100 South to the Univerisity of Utah Campus, where 100 South becomes North Campus Drive
  • Continue on North Campus Drive as it curves up the hill
  • Turn right at 1880 E/Medical Dr
  • Turn left at S Medical Dr
  • Follow the road as it curves to the left
  • Turn right into Parking Lot #55 Nursing Terrace. (See Parking below)

From First (100) South Map

  • Travel east on First (100) South to the University of Utah campus
  • First (100) South becomes North Campus Drive
  • Continue on North Campus Drive as it curves up the hill
  • Turn right at 1880 E/Medical Dr
  • Turn left at South Medical Dr
  • Follow the road as it curves to the left
  • Turn right into Parking Lot #55 Nursing Terrace. (See Parking below)

From Fourth (400) South Map

  • Travel east on Fourth (400) South to the University of Utah Campus.
  • Once on campus, this road becomes South Campus Drive.
  • Travel east past the Huntsman Center (approximately 1820 East)
  • At the traffic light, turn left onto Wasatch Drive
  • Just after the next traffic light bear to the right onto Medical Drive
  • Continue east uphill; take the right fork onto South Medical Drive
  • Follow the road as it curves to the left
  • Turn right into Parking Lot #55 Nursing Terrace. (See Parking below)

From Foothill Drive Map

  • Travel north along Foothill Drive past Research Park
  • Turn right onto Wasatch Drive
  • Just after the second traffic light bear to the right onto Medical Drive
  • Continue east uphill; take the right fork onto South Medical Drive
  • Follow the road as it curves to the left
  • Turn right into Parking Lot #55 Nursing Terrace. (See Parking below)

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Parking

Short term (2 hour maxiumum) parking is available at parking meters in parking lot #55 directly in front of the library. Full day parking is available in the parking structure southeast of the library. Daily rate is $20.

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Lodging

We recommend the following hotels located close to the library.

1. University Guest House
110 South Fort Douglas Blvd.
Salt Lake City, UT 84113-5036
1-888-416-4075
801-587-1000
http://www.guesthouse.utah.edu/

The University Guest House is located within walking distance of the library and also offers easy access to the TRAX light rail line. Continental breakfast is provided.

2. Marriott University Park Hotel
480 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
801-581-1000
1-800-637-4390
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/slcup-salt-lake-city-marriott-university-park/

The Marriott is located in Research Park adjacent to the University of Utah, about 1 mile from the library. The hotel offers free shuttle service to library and health sciences center. Allie's American Grille offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Dining

The following establishments are located within walking distance of the library. Map

England Hub
801-585-1275
Hours M-F 7:00am-2:30pm
Located in the HSEB next door to the library. Serves breakfast and lunch. The menu varies and the prices are reasonable.

University Hospital Cafeteria
801-585-2233
Hours M-F 6:30am - 10:00pm, Weekends and Holidays 8:00am - 8:00pm
Located on the north end of the A level of University Hospital, the cafeteria serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reasonable prices. The menu varies daily.

Starbucks
801-587-7291
Open 24/7
Located on the north end of the first floor of University Hospital, near the emergency center entrance.

Primary Chidren's Hospital Cafeteria
801-662-1422 (Daily Menu Recording)
Hours: M-F 6:30am - 8:00pm, Weekends 7:00am - 8:00pm
Located at Primary Children's Hospital adjacent to University Hospital. The cafeteria is on the north end of the first floor. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The cost is very reasonable.

Heritage Center
801-581-6347
Hours:
Monday - Friday
Breakfast 6:30am-10:00am
Lunch 11:00am-2:00pm
Dinner 4:30pm-9:00pm
Saturday - Sunday
Brunch 8:00am-2:00pm
Dinner 4:30pm-9:00pm

Student dining facility. All you care to eat buffet. Reasonable prices.

The Point
801-587-4600
Hours M-F 7:00am - 2:00pm
Located on the 6th floor of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Serves breakfast and lunch only. The cost is reasonable. It's a bit of a walk, but the view is breathtaking.

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