There are a few short-term parking spots as well as three handicapped parking spots in the circle in front of the Library. Beneath the Library is Garage 3, which can be entered from Bertner Street (east side of library building). Do not park in spaces marked contract parking. Both the short-term parking and Garage 3 are often full. The next-closest parking is in Garage 4. Located one-and-a-half blocks from the Library, Garage 4 has entrances on both Cambridge and Ross Sterling Streets. The TMC controls the Garages 3 and 4, as well as the short-term parking outside the library building. See Parking Payment Options for TMC Visitors for information on parking fees.
Parking for the disabled is available on the circular drive in front of the Library and in the Garage 3. An elevator in the parking garage provides access to the Library via the 3rd floor crossover. (Please note that this garage elevator does not run on weekends.) The easiest access is to walk up the garage ramp and enter the Library through the front door.
The lift to the left of the front-door stairs makes the front door wheelchair accessible. Ring bell for assistance. An elevator inside the library provides access to the lower level, 1st and 2nd floors.
The METRORail runs on Fannin Street. The trains always have the right-of-way, so be aware of all the METRO signals which note approaching trains. Pedestrians in crosswalks have the right-of-way in the TMC. Many people also ride bicycles, which are required to follow all traffic regulations, but often do not.