There are many options for parking near the Denver Public Library. You may park at one of the two-hour meters located immediately around the Library. Please be aware that you are limited to two hours in any given block.
Meter parking is free after 6 pm during weeknights and all day on Sundays. We're open until 8 pm on Mondays & Tuesdays, and 1-5 pm on Sundays, so be sure to take advantage of that free parking!
If, like most researchers, you have more than one ancestor to find, two hours may not allow sufficient time for an in-depth research project, thus resulting in being late to said parking meter and incurring hefty parking fines.
For those of you in good health and no varicose veins, might I suggest the surface parking lots located within a few blocks of the Library. It is important to remember to have exact change and to prepay at most of these surface lots. Please note that many of these lots are cash only.
For those who wish to stay all day and fear hail storms or worse then another solution is to park in the Civic Center parking facility located south of the DPL and just east of the Denver Art Museum. A new pricing structure will go into effect on June 15, 2015, with fees capping out at $25 per day.
The lot is located between Broadway and what had been Acoma and 13th and 12th. Cars enter from the 12th Street drive. The hourly rates are 0-59 minutes $1; 1 to 2 hours $3; 2 to 3 hours $4; 3 to 5 hours $7; 5 to 12 hours $22; and 12 to 24 hours $25. Rates may vary during special events.
On weekends the Judicial Center parking garage is open for a flat fee of $5. Payment is either cash or plastic. This garage is entered from Broadway between 13th and 12th. All spaces are designated as reserved but that is for Monday through Friday parking. Rates may vary during special events.
Thanks for the parking tips. I usually take the wonderful 0 bus. These tips are welcome if there is inclement weather or I am the neighborhood and decide to drop by. I have been using DPL for 60 years.
Yes, there are also numerous RTD routes that stop no more than a block from the library on Broadway and Lincoln, as well as other nearby streets. Highly recommend transit!
Nancy and Marc
Thank you for your kind comments. Sixty years! Hurrah! Of course I forgot all about RTD. I ride the 0L and light rail almost everyday. It is a safe, convenient and most affordable way to come into and out of town.
Unfortunately, History Colorado Garage is no longer open on weekends. They also had increased their fees to $7 in the past year.