Wangensteen Historical Library
The Owen H. Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine is the pre-eminent library for historical medical research in the Midwest. We invite you to visit our library where you can experience the more than 80,000 volumes of rare books, journals and manuscripts in diverse medical and biological subject areas that span half a millennium, from 1430 to 1930.
The Wangensteen Historical Library will be temporarily closed from May 24 - August 16, 2021 as its 73,000 books and 8,000 artifacts move to their new collections location in the Phillips-Wangensteen Building.
During this time staff availability will be limited and collections will be inaccessible. The collection will remain unavailable until August 16. Consultation appointments and course planning meetings will be possible as staff are available.