All of our branches have parking available. Parking is first come, first served.

Free parking

Free parking is available at most of our branches. Many of these locations have accessible parking spots too.

Paid Parking

Paid parking is available at 2 of our branches:

Alderney Gate Public Library

There are 2 parking options at Alderney Gate Public Library, both options have accessible parking spots.

The Alderney Gate Complex

The underground parking lot is open from:
Monday-Thursday: 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Cost: $2/hour up to a maximum of $16/day

November 2020 Update

Effective November 1, 2020, hourly parking will be moving from the Alderney Gate parking garage to the parking lot that can be accessed via Ochterloney Street - opposite the previous hourly parking garage entrance. 

Rates effective November 1, 2020:

  • $1.50/hr for the first two hours
  • $4/hr for hours 3 and 4; up to a maximum of 4 hours in any zone
  • Time can be purchased in 15-minute increments
  • Parking will be free after 6:00 PM and on weekends and holidays
  • Accessible parking will be free at all times

Alderney Drive (Ferry Terminal) 

The outdoor parking lot has:

  • Metered parking
  • A limited number of free, 30 minute parking spaces
  • Free parking on evenings and weekends

Central Library

There is underground parking available:

  • Open 7 days a week from 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM, now including holidays 
  • 15 minute free parking for customers running quick errands
  • Space for 87 cars and 50 bikes


  • $2/hour on weekdays and holidays to a daily maximum of $20
  • $1/hour on weekends to a daily maximum of $5
  • You can pay by debit, VISA, MasterCard, or cash

Information for suppliers and event hosts

  • If you’re renting a space at our Central Library, your rental contract gives you access to the underground parking until 2:00 AM.
  • We’re unable to offer free parking as a part of our rental contract, but you could opt to reimburse parking fees for people who attend your event.
  • Parkade clearance: 2 meters (or 6 feet)

Additional parking downtown

There are many other public parking options available near our Central Library, including:

Keep in mind that parking downtown can be limited during large gatherings and events, for example the Tattoo, holiday parades, concerts, and sports events.

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