Campus Facilities at Stormont Vail Health

Stauffer Health Sciences Library

Located in the lower level of the Pozez Education Center, the Stauffer Health Sciences Library is the support library for the faculty and students of the School of Nursing. The library also serves Stormont Vail’s medical staff, employees, patients and patient families.

Library Hours

7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday
24/7 access via security


  • Circulation
  • Searching/reference
  • Document delivery:
    • Interlibrary loans
    • Photocopies/fax/pdf
  • Computer access
  • Library instruction

Contact Information

Stauffer Health Sciences Library
Stormont Vail Health
1500 S.W. 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66604
Fax: 785.354.5059
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Dining & Snack Locations

Food Connection

Eat in or carry out. Open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Friday. Lunch and dinner specials, sandwiches, soups, hot beverages, fountain drinks and yogurt are available. Located in the North Patient Tower, first floor of Stormont Vail Health.

Sunflower Terrace Cafeteria

The employee cafeteria in the basement level of the hospital has daily specials as well as a salad bar, grill, soups and more. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available.

Food Vending Machines

Located off the basement hallway joining the North and South towers. Vending machines are also located on the first and second floor of Pozez Education Center.

Java Plaza North & South

Two coffee shops, located at the entrances to the North Tower and South Tower of Stormont Vail Health, offer a variety of coffee and drink specials.

Auxiliary Gift Shop

The Gift Shop, located on the main level of the hospital next to the Food Connection, provides a convenient location to get greeting cards, gifts and snacks. Store hours: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 – 5 p.m. Sunday.

Surrounding Area

Just a mile from downtown Topeka, nursing students are close to the heart of the city. The business district features dining facilities, from fast food to locally owned restaurants. A wide variety of retail shopping centers, including the West Ridge Mall, are nearby.

The capital city is in Shawnee County and has a population of about 121,000 residents. It has an active arts community and offers a variety of recreational and social activities.

Nursing students live independently off campus. Topeka offers a variety of rental housing, including apartments, condominiums and houses. Contact the student admissions and progressions coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 785.354.5850. Students also carpool to campus from nearby towns, including the popular residential choice, Lawrence, Kan.