We know parking at the library can be a little tricky sometimes. But we're happy to provide all the information you need to be a pro at it!
You will often find parking spots open in our own lot, including two accessible spots.
The College Avenue Parking Deck offers ample parking nearby and is free while you use the library. There is not a direct way to get to the library from the deck without crossing traffic, so please be safe.
When you park in the deck, stop at the Front Desk for a voucher as you leave the library. You won't need a voucher if you park for less than an hour, park after 5pm, and on Sundays. As you drive out of the deck, insert your original ticker into the machine at the exit. Follow the ticket with the voucher that we gave you at the library. The gate will go up and you can drive out!
Adult Department, Circulation, Reference
206 W. College Ave.
Normal, IL 61761
The library is conveniently located directly off of Constitution Trail. You can just take the trail to College Avenue or Mulberry Avenue and head west. You’ll see the library in less than a block!
We have ample bike racks on the southwest end of our parking lot.
You can even check out a bike lock at the Front Desk to use while you’re here.
Offsite Book Drops
The library offers four offsite book drops that are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Additionally, we have two book drops at the library – one is inside the building on the left hand side as you enter from the parking lot. The other is in our parking lot, across the drive from our door so that you can return materials from your driver’s side window.
We generally pick up the materials from the book drops several times each week. If you drop an item off at a book drop, it remains on your account until it is retrieved and brought back to the library by staff. When we check the item back in, we’ll pre-date to a time before our last pick up.
If you check your online account shortly after dropping the book in an offsite location, the item may be listed as due or overdue. Please be aware, the item may be due in between pick-up days.
You’ll find book drops at:
301 S Veterans Parkway, Normal, IL
901 S Cottage Avenue, Normal, IL
Community Activity Center
1110 Douglas Street, Normal, IL
1750 Bradford Lane, Normal, IL