Minneapolis Central Library parking

Parking is located underground; the entrance is on 4th St.

Handicapped spaces are available on each level near the elevators.

Parking is managed by Allied Parking. Phone number: 612-332-0391

Hours

Parking hours are from 5 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Vehicles need to be out of the garage no later than 3 a.m. To enter the garage prior to 3 a.m., wand your parking ticket on the card readers located in front of the library doors.

Parking rates and payment

  • 1 hour - $3
  • 2 hours - $4
  • 3 hours - $5
  • 4 hours - $7
  • 6 hours - $8
  • 8 hours - $9
  • 10 hours - $10
  • 24 hours - $12
  • After 3 p.m. - $5 maximum
  • Weekend - $5 maximum
  • Monthly - $175

Parking rates are subject to change without notice.

Cash, Visa, and Mastercard are accepted by automated payment machines on each parking level and also on the main floor, before the entrance to the elevators.

Drive-through book drop

A book drop is available on the P1 parking level. When you enter the garage, take a ticket, loop around the P1 parking level, and you will see a steel book return box before the exit. Return your books, continue to the exit gate, and use your ticket to exit (free of charge if you exit within 15 minutes of entering.)

School buses

Buses should drop students off on the Hennepin Avenue side of the library and can park with no time restriction for a fee at Ramp A at 101 9th Street. Call (612) 339-7557 for more information.

Electric car charging station

The Minneapolis Central Library parking garage includes a stall reserved for electric car charging, located across from the elevator lobby on level P1 and is currently available free of charge.

The charger is from ChargePoint, a network that includes an interactive map to locate available charging stations across the country. Electric car owners can use their own cord or the cord supplied at the library's station. Users gain access to the station with an access card from the organization, a smart (contact-free) credit card, or by calling the number displayed on the unit.