Park at Central Library The Central Library is located at 1000 Grand Avenue between Locust and Grand and Tenth Street and Twelfth Street. Underground parking with approximately thirty spaces is available under the library and can be accessed from the Grand Avenue circle driveway. There is a two-hour limit on parking in the underground garage.
If you are traveling from the East on I-235, take the Seventh Street exit and follow Seventh to Grand Avenue. Turn right (West) on Grand Avenue and continue past Tenth Street. There are two-hour and four-hour parking meters located on each sideof the street.
If you are coming from the west side of Des Moines, take the Martin Luther King exit off Interstate 235, to Ingersoll. Continue along Ingersoll to Tenth Street and turn south.
If you are coming from the south side of Des Moines, take Fleur Drive to Locust Street, where you will find 19 two-hour parking meters in the two block area north of the library. If you are on Twelfth Street and going north or south of the Library, you’ll find seven four-hour parking meters. There are thirteen four-hour parking meters and seven two-hour parking meters along Grand Avenue.
Handicapped parking spots can be found in the underground parking and at specially marked meters on Locust and Grand. As always, parking is free on Saturdays and Sundays!
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