Transportation & Parking

Central Library Pay to Park

The Austin Central Library features two levels of PAID underground parking with 140 public parking spaces. The entrance is on West Avenue. The parking garage opens at 9:30 AM and is enforced 24/7. Parking is not validated. If the lot is full try City Hall or use your favorite parking app.

Street Parking

There is metered street parking on nearby streets. Parking is free on Sundays. See the City of Austin’s Parking page for more information. PDF Map of Downtown Parking Options

Public Transportation

Bus RoutesCall Capital Metro at (512) 474-1200 or visit to find the most direct route.


The Central Library connects directly to both the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail and the Lance Armstrong Bikeway. There are numerous free places to park bikes surrounding the Library.