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Parking at the Central Library


330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
(Downtown East Village, Park Boulevard at 11th Avenue, near Petco Park)

Photo of Central Library parking entrance

Public Transit


Take the Blue Line or Orange Line to Park & Market Trolley Station, or Green Line to Imperial Transit Center.


For more details on trolley and bus options visit:

Central Library Underground Parking

Ace is the parking vendor that manages the Central Library's 250 underground parking spaces. The following parking rates are currently in effect:

  • First two (2) hours free with validationfor library users Validation is available in the first floor lobby.
  • $1.25 for each 20 minutes or part of 20 minutes
  • $21 All Day Maximum
  • Only credit card payments are accepted

*Special Event Parking

Effective on special event days:

Two (2) hours free validation will NOT be available after the special event parking rate start time.
We encourage you to take the bus or trolley to the Library for Padres home games and other major special event days!

Questions or comments concerning parking can be directed to the Facility Parking Manager:

Chris Shelton
    Phone: 858-329-2701

Offsite Parking in the Area

Thousands of affordable public parking spaces are available within walking distance of the Library. See the lists below for other nearby parking options.

Additionally, parking meters are not enforced on Sundays and after 6 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays.