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How To Find Us

From Out of Town

Summer 2019 — Extensive construction is being done on campus streets (Armory and Wright streets) directly north of the Main Library building. Plan on taking alternative routes!!

Driving East on I-72:

Take I-72 directly into town. I-72 will become University Avenue. Travel approximately 3 miles on University Avenue and turn right on S. 6 th Street. Travel south approximately 1 mile. The Main Library and its adjoining parking lot will be on your left after you cross Armory Avenue. Please note that 6 th Street is one-way going south until you cross Armory Ave and two-way traffic resumes.

Driving East on I-74:

Take Exit 182 for Neil Street. Turn right on N. Neil. After 1.5 miles, turn left on E. Springfield Avenue. Turn right on S. 6 th Street. The Main Library and its adjoining parking lot will be on your left after you cross Armory Avenue. Please note that 6 th Street is one-way going south until you cross Armory Ave and two-way traffic resumes.

Driving West on I-74:

Take Exit 183 for Lincoln Avenue. Drive south on N. Lincoln Ave for approximately 2.5 miles. Turn right on W. Pennsylvania Ave. Turn right on S. 6 th Street. The Main Library and its adjoining parking lot will be on your right after you cross Gregory Drive. Please note that after you cross Armory Avenue, 6th Street becomes one-way going south.

Driving South on I-57:

Exit on to I-74 E. After approximately 2 miles, take Exit 182 for Neil Street. Turn Right on N. Neil Street. After 1.5 miles, turn left on E. Springfield Avenue. Turn right on S. 6 th Street. The Main Library and its adjoining parking lot will be on your left after you cross Armory Avenue. Please note that 6 th Street is one-way going south until you cross Armory Avenue and two-way traffic resumes.

Driving North on I-57:

Approximately 15 miles south of Champaign, take exit 220 for US-45 toward Pesotum/Tolono. US-45 becomes Dunlap Street and then turns in to Neil Street. After approximately 13 miles turn right on W. Kirby Avenue. Turn left on S. 4 th Street. Turn right on E. Peabody Drive. Turn left on S. 6 th Street. The Main Library and its adjoining parking lot will be on your right after you cross Gregory Drive. Please note that after you cross Armory Avenue, 6 th Street becomes one-way going south.

 

Parking on Campus

The E-3 parking lot to the west of the Main Library Building, on 6th Street between Armory and Gregory, is a metered parking lot that 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 designated handicap accessible, metered parking spaces.

Please note: Daytime parking on the University of Illinois campus can be difficult, and it may be more convenient to walk to some destinations. 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 yellow 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.

For more information regarding the UIUC Library, please view the Main Library’s Introduction to the Library .

 

Taking the Bus

Many city buses make stops at the Main Library. To plan your route, visit the Champaign-Urbana’ Mass Transit District .

 

Finding Us Inside the Main Library

The Map Library is on the fourth floor of the Main Library. The fouth floor is accessible by both stairs and elevators.