Library parking now extends from our doors on the north all the way west to Fell Ave. To enter our Fell and Mulberry parking lot you will need to navigate to Fell Ave and the entrance on the east side of Fell just north of the library. There is a generous, accessible footpath from the west lot to our entry doors.
College Avenue Parking Deck
The College Avenue Parking Deck offers ample parking nearby and is free while you use the library.
You can enter the parking deck directly from Mulberry Street or College Avenue at the east end of the building, or through Heartland Bank’s parking lot on the west end of the building.
Please be sure to be safe as you walk to and from the library. The Heartland Bank parking lot is very busy and has a lot of through-traffic. It is not wise to cut through this lot. There are sidewalks leading from the deck all the way to the library on both the Mulberry Street and College Avenue sides.
The sidewalk on the College Avenue side has some steep inclines, so if that may be a problem for you, you may want to stick to the Mulberry Street side.
Any time that you are using the library, you may get a voucher for free parking in the deck.
As you enter the lot, the machine at the entrance will prompt you to take a ticket. Be sure to bring this ticket into the library with you.
When you are ready to leave the library, ask at the Front Desk for a parking voucher. We will need to see your ticket at this time.
The deck is free for the first hour of parking, every day after 6 pm, and all-day Sunday.
Other times, parking costs $1 an hour.
As you are driving out of the lot, scan your original ticket 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.
There are two lots in Uptown Normal and dozens of street parking spots.
All of the street parking in Uptown Normal has a one hour time limit, so be careful to only use it for shorter trips.
Busing and Biking
The Normal Public Library is located on many bus routes and only half a block from Constitution Trail.
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 are here.
Find out more about Connect Transit, Bloomington-Normal’s public transit system, here.