Health Sciences Library


Today's Hours

Today's hours 7:00 AM – 1:00 AM     more hours…


J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library
University Libraries, University of Missouri
1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212
Phone: (573) 882-0471

Map of Health Sciences Library 1st, 2nd and 3rd Floor

Location of Books, Journals, Reserves

Walking directions to the library from the hospital:

On Main floor of hospital, go to west elevators. Walk past them (heading north), go past the medical student lockers and through the courtyard. There will be an elevator on your left or stairs to your right. Take it up to the 2nd floor. From the elevator or stairs walk towards the atrium and you'll find the library around the corner.

Walking directions to the library from campus:

From MU Student Center go south past the student Rec. Center & past Stankowski field. Enter the health sciences center through the door facing Stankowski field. Turn right and you will see the library.


We are south of Stankowski field, to the west of the School of Nursing, to the east of the Naval ROTC building, to the northeast of Missouri Institute of Mental Health.


Lottes Library Building – Campus Map

From Stadium Boulevard:
Turn north on Tiger Avenue (formerly Maryland Ave). Go straight at the first 4-way stop sign (Intersection w/ Hospital Drive). Turn right at the second 4-way stop (Kentucky Boulevard). The library will be straight ahead.

From the north on College Avenue:
Go south on College. Turn right (west) onto Hospital Drive. Go past the hospital, straight through the first two stop signs. You will come to a third stop sign at the intersection of Tiger and Hospital Drive. Turn right (north) onto Tiger Avenue. Turn right at the next stop sign (Kentucky). The library will be straight ahead.

From Providence Road:
Turn east onto Kentucky Blvd. Keep going straight. Soon after passing the Tiger Ave. parking garage you will see the library.


Parking is free (based upon availability) in the Hospital and Clinics garage on Hospital Drive. There is metered parking available along Tiger Avenue (formerly Maryland Ave.) in front of Crowder Hall to Rollins Street.

The Tiger Avenue (formerly Maryland Ave) parking garage is reserved for staff and students with parking permits. Parking is restricted at all times for the Ground and 2nd floor.  It is also restricted between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for floors 3rd to roof, but are available after 5 p.m. and on weekends. Some lots near Faurot Field are restricted on home football game weekends. Please read the signs at lot entrances and any signs at specific spaces for parking restrictions at the Tiger Avenue (formerly Maryland Avenue) Garage.