Parking and transportation options for Main Library

Parking and transportation options for Main Library
Map of parking nearby Main Library

This page is a guide for nearby parking options that are either in walking distance of the Main Library or just a short CAMBUS ride away. Parking options are identified for all day use or evening use and whether hourly payment is required. Click on the map shown right to view larger in new window. ADA parking spaces are available in all parking facilities and a few meter parking spaces are immediately north and south of the Main Library, shown in dark blue. All CAMBUS buses are ADA accessible. 

Parking App  Parking at meters and in some city ramps is made easier by using the Passport Parking App. Click on this link for more information:  transportation.uiowa.edu/parkingapp

Google Transit Map  Step-by-step direction are just a few clicks away. CAMBUS transit routes and schedules are integrated with Google Maps. For a tutorial video click on this link: transportation.uiowa.edu/googletransit

 

City of Iowa City parking ramps and meters, all day

Available for public use all day. The parking ramps highlighted are closest to the library and approximately one block from a bus stop served by the CAMBUS East Campus Shuttle Route. Shown as blue striped on the map. 

City parking meters, including many located on streets near Parking Lot 11, are free after 6PM Monday - Saturday and all day Sunday. To see all City of Iowa City parking options and more information about costs click on this link: https://www.icgov.org/parking 

Old Capitol Ramp and Court Street Transportation Center (hourly rates apply)

  • Board East Campus Shuttle at stop #1039 Voxman Music Building
  • Depart at stop #1051 Seamans Center
    Reverse order to return
    * East Campus Shuttle route ends service at 6:28PM weekdays

Harrison Street (hourly rates apply)

  • Board East Campus Shuttle at stop # 1040 Clinton & Prentiss
  • Depart at stop #1051 Seamans Center
    Reverse order to return
    * East Campus Shuttle route ends service at 6:28PM weekdays

 

University of Iowa parking, all day

Available for public use all day. Limited space is available. Shown on map in blue. The parking lots and ramps highlighted are closest to the library or approximately one block from a bus stop served by a CAMBUS route. 

Parking Lot 11 (hourly rates apply)

  • Board East Campus Shuttle at stop #1064 Madison St/Lot 11
  • Depart at stop #1051 Seamans Center
    Reverse order to return
    * East Campus Shuttle route ends service at 6:28PM weekdays

IMU Parking Ramp (hourly rates apply)

To Library:

  • Board Red Route at stop #1021 PBB  or  board East Campus Shuttle at stop #0120 Macbride Hall
  • Depart at stop #1051 Seamans Center
    * East Campus Shuttle route ends service at 6:28PM weekdays

To IMU Parking Ramp:

  • Board Blue Route or East Campus shuttle at stop #1051 Seamans Center
  • Depart at stop #0125 IMU
    * East Campus Shuttle route ends service at 6:28PM weekdays

 

University of Iowa parking, evening only

Available for public user after 4:30 PM and all day most weekends. Open surface parking, shown in light green, is open to the public from 4:30PM until 8:30AM. Library Parking Lot, shown in light green, is open to the public from 4:30PM until 7:30AM. The parking lots and ramps highlighted are closest to the library or approximately one block from a bus stop served by a CAMBUS route. 

Parking Lot 3  (hourly rates apply)

Open for public use 4:30PM to 7:30AM Monday-Friday
Located immediately west of Main Library

Parking Lots 51 and 36* (no hourly fee)

  • Board East Campus Shuttle at stop # 1040 Clinton & Prentiss
  • Depart at stop #1051 Seamans Center
    Reverse order to return
    * East Campus Shuttle route ends service at 6:28PM weekdays

Parking Lot 55, Hancher Lot (no hourly fee)

  • Board Red Route at stop #2114 Hancher Lot East or Blue Route at stop #2115 Hancher Lot West
  • Depart at stop #1051 Seamans Center
    Reverse order to return
    Red Route and Blue Route operate on weekdays until 12:30 AM and most weekends

 

The parking meters south of the University of Iowa Main Library are permanently closed to allow for construction of the UIowa Stanley Museum of Art.