Directions & Parking

How to Find Us

The library is located on the west end of campus at 850 S. Rayburn St.

Visitor Parking Options

Pay to Park

There is a mix of self-serve pay station parking and metered parking in close proximity to the Library. Both of these options allow for payment with debit/credit cards and coins. Hourly rates vary based on the location and time of day and range from $0.75 to $1.50 per hour. Consult the campus meter pay station map for exact locations of pay station and metered parking:

Visitor Permit

Purchase a Visitor permit to park in a regular parking space in any Gold, Red, Blue, Purple, Silver or Green parking lot or any marked Visitor space on campus. Visitor permits are $3/day and can be purchased online, or at the Parking Office located in the Intermodal Transit Center on the corner of Sweet Avenue and Railroad Street (1006 Railroad Street). View a map of color-coded parking lots:

For more information about parking, please visit U of I's Parking and Transportation Services

Overnight Parking


An annual or temporary overnight permit may be purchased for use by those who reside off campus and need to park on campus between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. Pricing and purchasing instructions can be found here.

Safe Walk

Leaving late? Take advantage of U of I’s Free 24-7 Campus Security Walking Service.

Call (208) 885-7054 or (208) 874-7550 for assistance.