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Location & Directions

Address:

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Health Sciences Library
766 Irving Avenue - Weiskotten Hall
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: 315-464-7091

Directions to the Health Sciences Library:

Google Maps

Coming From the West:

  • Thruway Exit 39 (Syracuse)
  • Take 690 East to 81 South to Adams/Harrison exit (#18)
  • Keep in the left hand lane off exit ramp.You will go under Rt. 81
  • Left at second light (E. Adams Street) - University Hospital is to your right. Continue past University Hospital, uphill to traffic light at Irving Ave.
  • Turn Right onto Irving and find parking at first opportunity (be mindful of signage).
  • The library is on the right, past Crouse Hospital in Weiskotten Hall, at the intersection and traffic light at Waverly Ave.

Coming From the East:

  • Thruway Exit 34A (Rte. 481)
  • Take 481 South to 690 West to the Downtown/Townsend St. exit (#13)
  • Take left off the ramp onto Townsend
  • Left at sixth light (Adams Street)
  • Pass under Rt. 81 overpass while crossing Almond Street
  • Continue past University Hospital, uphill to traffic light at Irving Ave.
  • Turn Right onto Irving and find parking at first opportunity (be mindful of signage).
  • The library is on the right, past Crouse Hospital in Weiskotten Hall, at the intersection and traffic light at Waverly Ave.

Coming From the North:

  • Route 81 South to Adams/Harrison exit (#18)
  • Bear left. You will go under Rt. 81. Left at second light (Adams Street)
  • Continue past University Hospital, uphill to traffic light at Irving Ave.
  • Turn Right onto Irving and find parking at first opportunity (be mindful of signage).
  • The library is on the right, past Crouse Hospital in Weiskotten Hall, at the intersection and traffic light at Waverly Ave

Coming From the South:

  • Route 81 North to Adams/Harrison exit (#18)
  • Take right on Adams Street
  • Continue past University Hospital, uphill to traffic light at Irving Ave.
  • Turn Right onto Irving and find parking at first opportunity (be mindful of signage).
  • The library is on the right, past Crouse Hospital in Weiskotten Hall, at the intersection and traffic light at Waverly Ave

CENTRO Bus Route:

Visit Centro's website for the Trip Planner and bus schedules. Consider drops off points at Crouse Hospital (next door) , the VA hospital, or at the corner of Waverly Ave. All are adjacent to our building. Upstate Hospital's main entrance is a steep walk uphill, approximately .5 miles from the library.

Parking:

Generally there is no free parking available; visitors may find pay parking at:

  • Metered parking along Irving Avenue (free evenings, Sundays, & holidays)
  • Parking garages on Irving Avenue – opposite Crouse Hospital
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University Parking Garage East – off E. Adams Street (long walk)
  • Open pay parking lots – throughout the area, e.g., lower Irving Avenue (near Genesee St.), E. Adams Street, etc.

More information about parking in Upstate Medical University lots and shuttle services can be found under Upstate Vistor Parking Downtown.

Access to the Health Sciences Library:

  • Please note that the hallway leading to the Library's main entrance is closed until at least 4/30/24 due to renovations. You can access the library through the basement via the Simulation Center.
  • Via Irving Avenue / Weiskotten courtyard – The courtyard is entered from Irving Ave.  From the courtyard, use the "South" entrance, on the lefthand side. Follow signs to the library.
  • Via Upstate Hospital – Access may be restricted outside of weekdays 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; ask for directions at the Hospital Lobby Information Desk. If you do not have an Upstate badge/credentials, please call the library at 315-464-7091 to discuss options/availability
  • After hours, weekends and holidays – Please review information on our After Hours program.
  • Handicap access Entering the Library from outside, visitors should use the main entrance of Weiskotten Hall and the security guard at the welcome station can direct you to the Library. The Library’s main door is equipped with a push button. More information is available in our Accessibility guide.
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