Directions & Parking

Directions to Memorial Library

To reach Memorial Library from University Avenue, turn north onto Lake Street. Memorial Library is at the corner of Lake Street and State Street, and faces the University Bookstore building. The closest public parking is the City of Madison State Street Campus Ramp on North Lake Street between State Street and University Avenue.

More information about planning your visit to campus.

City Parking Ramps

Parking close to the east side of campus is available at the city’s State Street Campus Ramp, located north of University Avenue with entrances on both Lake Street and Frances Street.

Public Parking on Campus

The online campus map shows locations of public parking near Memorial Library. Click on any “P” for details of that location, including realtime availability.

Or, for current parking availability in campus ramps and garages, check this web page, or visit the Transportation Services drive-through location at 21 North Park St. upon arrival.

Planning ahead? You may purchase a daily or half-day permit in advance by completing this online form or calling the Special Events Office at (608) 262-8683. Please allow two weeks for processing.

Metered public parking is quite limited in campus surface lots. Two locations currently include 8-hr meters in Lot 43 (south and east of Gymnasium-Natatorium) and 2-hr meters in Lot 18 (southeast side of Camp Randall Stadium).