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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Information for Visitors

This guide details the library services and resources available to visitors at the University and in the community.

Parking on Campus

Daytime parking on the University of Illinois campus can be difficult. Therefore, it may be more convenient to walk or take public transportation to some destinations. Check out our virtual maps for more details. Between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., visitors may park in metered spaces along streets and in metered spaces in parking lots and facilities indicated in blue on the campus parking map. All other campus lots are reserved for permit holders only, and your car may be towed if you park in prohibited spaces. University lots are open to visitors after 6 p.m. and on weekends and holidays, subject to posted restrictions. In addition to campus facilities, a municipal lot is located on Green Street between Fifth and Sixth streets. Meters are $1 an hour in 20 minute increments.

Please note: Although not marked on the campus parking map, the parking lot to the west of the Main Library Building is a metered parking lot which does not require a parking permit. Meters are typically not enforced in this parking lot after 6 p.m. and on weekends. Please read the parking meter for enforcement policies. This parking lot also has five designated accessible parking spaces.

For additional information on parking at Illinois, contact the Facilities and Services Parking Department, 1110 West Springfield, Urbana, 217-333-3530.

Public Transportation

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD) is a public transportation system that serves many campus locations. This service costs $1 per trip, with daily and yearly passes available. Visit the Maps and schedules page of the CUMTD website to explore the bus routes, or go to the App Garage page and download one of the listed apps on your mobile device.