Parking

Public Parking Facilities Near the Main Library


Evanston Public Library Basement Garage

Hours: This garage is open the same hours as the Main Library. Cars left in this garage after Library closing must remain in the garage until the Library reopens the next day. The hours are:

  • Monday to Thursday: 9 am to 9 pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 9 am to 6 pm
  • Sunday: 12 Noon to 6 pm

Rates: Parking meters are enforced from 9 am to 9 pm Monday through Saturday. Meters cost 50¢ for 15 minutes. Maximum time allowed is 2 hours.
Number of spaces: 39 regular, 5 handicapped
Directions: Enter from Orrington Avenue using the driveway north of the Library. Call the Library Administrative office 847-448-8650 for more information.


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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