Parking at the Central Library


330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101


Parking & Public Transportation


The Central Library is located midway between 12th & Imperial Transit Center to the south and Park & Market Trolley Station to the north that are served by both the Blue and Orange trolley lines. There are also many buses that stop near the Library.

For more details on trolley and bus options visit:

Central Library Underground Parking

ABM 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 validation for 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
  • Cash and credit card payments are accepted

Special Event Parking

Special Events and Padres Baseball Season Parking

Effective on Padres home game days and for other special events.
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:

Lovely Currier
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: (619) 417-4918

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.