Central Library Parking

Bicycles: The Central Library has outdoor bike racks at the Fifth Avenue entry, the Fourth Avenue entry and at the employee entry on Spring Street. There are also covered bike racks in the parking garage reached from Spring Street.

Motor vehicles: The Central Library has a 143-stall underground parking garage with an entrance on Spring Street between Fourth and Fifth avenues. The garage is operated by ABM Parking Services (206-267-0446). Rates are listed below. 

NOTE: Some parts of the garage are inaccessible to large vans

  • Van space - 96 inches wide, 96-inch-wide adjacent aisle, 8-foot clearance
  • Entrance clearance - 9 feet
  • Height limit in garage - 6 feet, 6 inches

ADA parking: The Central Library has five spaces, including one van space, designated for Washington State Disabled Parking Permit holders. Van space is 96 inches wide with a 96-inch-wide adjacent aisle and 8-foot clearance.

Parking Rates

Monday - Friday

0 - 20 minutes

$0

20 - 40 minutes

$3

40 - 60 minutes

$7

1 - 2 hours

$11

2 - 3 hours

$15

3 - 4 hours

$20

4 - 5 hours

$25

5 - 24 hours

$30

after 5 p.m.

$6

Saturday - Sunday

 

0 - 20 minutes

$0

20 - 40 minutes

$3

over 40 minutes

$7

Motorcycle/Scooter
Monday - Sunday
over 1 hour

$4

Parking Garage Hours

Garage open hours include times when the Central Library is closed. 

Garage hours:

  • Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Nearby Parking

There are parking garages (rates vary) in buildings close to the Central Library, including:

  • Seattle Olympic Garage (enter on Fifth Avenue and Seneca Street)
  • Hotel Vintage Park (enter at Fifth Avenue between Seneca and Spring streets)
  • Union Bank of California Center Parking Garage (enter on Madison Street between Fifth and Fourth avenues)
  • 1001 Fourth Avenue Plaza Parking Garage (enter on Madison Street, between Fourth and Third avenues)