Parking at the Library & Archives

While the Library & Archives is reopening to the public at its new location on April 13, 2021, we are operating at reduced capacity due to the pandemic. Please contact the reference desk at 615-741-2764 or for the latest guidance on planning your research visit.

The Library & Archives provides free patron parking in its dedicated underground garage. To access the garage, patrons must obtain a library card at the first-floor receptionist desk. First-time patrons may park temporarily in the parallel street parking on Rep. John Lewis Way North during this process. After receiving an activated library card from the security receptionist, patrons should move their vehicles to the garage via the ramp on Jackson Street/Junior Gilliam Way.