Parking

Public Parking Facilities Near the Main Library


Evanston Public Library Basement Garage

The EPL Basement Garage is currently closed due to safety reasons related to Covid-19. Please use one of the other parking option listed below.


Surface Lot East of the Main Library (North of the Woman’s Club of Evanston)

Hours: This metered lot is accessible 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Rates: Parking meters are enforced from 8 am to 9 pm Monday through Saturday. Meters cost 50¢ for 15 minutes. Maximum time allowed is 4 hours. Parking is free after 9 pm Monday through Saturday and on Sunday.
City Parking Holidays: New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Memorial Day; July 4; Labor Day; Thanksgiving; and Christmas Day
Number of spaces: 71 regular, 3 handicapped
Directions: Enter from Church Street using the alley east of the Library.


Church Street Garage (East of Chicago Avenue between Church and Clark)

847.328.4607
Hours: 24/7 365 days a year. Overnight pays normal hourly rate.
Free:  Sundays. First hour.
City Parking Holidays: New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Memorial Day; July 4; Labor Day; Thanksgiving; and Christmas Day
# of spaces: 600, (12 disabled)
Clearance: Height clearance on Level 1 is 8 ft. 2 in. for wheelchair lift vans. All other floors have a 6 ft. 8 in. height clearance.
Directions: Enter from Church or Clark east of Chicago Ave
Monthly Permits: $115  Purchase monthly passes

Hours Rates
0-1 Hour FREE
1-2 hours $3.00
2-3 hours $5.00
3-5 hours $6.00
5-8 hours $10.00
8-12 $12.00
12-24 hours $18.00

Maple Avenue Garage (located north of Church Street at Clark Street)

Hours: The Maple Avenue garage is open 24 hours, 7 days a week

City Parking Holidays: New Year’s Day; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Memorial Day; July 4; Labor Day; Thanksgiving; and Christmas Day

Rates:

Hours Rates
0-1 Hour FREE
1-2 hours $3.00
2-3 hours $5.00
3-5 hours $6.00
5-8 hours $10.00
8-12 $12.00
12-24 hours $18.00

Number of spaces: 1400 regular, 25 handicapped
Directions: Enter from Maple Avenue at Clark Street. The phone number for the Maple Avenue garage is 847- 866-9240.


Additional Information

In addition to the above list, the City of Evanston has curbside, metered parking on most downtown streets.

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