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Visitor Information

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.

Transportation

Airport

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

Taxi and Shuttle

  • Shuttle Services
    24 hour advance reservation required
    Xpress Shuttle: 800-397-0773, 801-596-1600
  • Taxi Cab Service
    City Cab: 801-363-5550
    Ute Cab: 801-359-7788

Public Transportation

  • Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
    rideuta.com
    801-262-5626
    Bus service throughout Salt Lake City and surrounding 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..
  • 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

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)

Parking

Short term (2 hour maximum) 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.

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.

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
    Student dining facility. All you care to eat buffet. Reasonable prices.
    801-581-6347
    Hours:
    • Monday - Friday
      • Breakfast: 6:30 am - 10:00 am
      • Lunch: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
      • Dinner: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Saturday & Sunday
      • Brunch: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
      • Dinner: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 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.