Parking Around the Library

The library parking lot provides free, 2-hour parking for library patrons. For quick drop-off and pickup, use the lay-by/loading zone in the lot.

Patrons planning to be at the library more than 2 hours must park elsewhere. Thank you for your cooperation.

All parking regulations strictly enforced

parking map

The Drive-up window off the library parking lot is open for holds' pickup all hours that the library is open. Next to the Drive-up window (and also next to the library entrance on Kirkwood) are 24-hour return slots.

On-street parking is available on most streets around the library where 2-hour parking is permitted. There are some exceptions. Please read signs carefully.


For rates, hours, and locations of nearby Parking Lots and Garages go to:

City metered lots and parking garages

IU Poplars Garage on Sixth Street

Bus. Bike. Walk.


Bloomington Transit (BT-Transit) 336-RIDE (7433)

Bloomington Transit Bike 'n' Ride

BT Access (Transportation for persons with disabilities who cannot access city buses)

Rural Transit

Campus Bus


MCPL provides bike racks on the east, west, and south sides of the library with spaces for 50 bikes.

Biking in Bloomington


The library is 3 blocks from the B-Line Trail

Downtown walking tours

For the health and safety of all, the library and library grounds are 100% tobacco free.