Ives Main Library

133 Elm St
New Haven, CT 06510

133 Elm St
New Haven, CT 06510

The Ives Main Library of the New Haven Free Public Library is located at 133 Elm Street, on the corner of Temple Street overlooking the historic New Haven Green.

Find out about our: Holiday Closings

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Parking Options

Metered Street Parking:

The library has 2-hour metered street parking available on Elm, Grove, College or Temple Streets.

Parking meter hours begin as early as 7:00 am and are in effect to 9:00 pm Monday – Saturday, excluding holidays. Please be sure to check street signs for meter time durations and hours of enforcement. For more info on metered street parking, click on the link below:

On-Street Parking Meters Map of New Haven 

Smartphone Apps for Metered Parking:

GoNewHaven and Parkmobile allow you to pay for metered parking using your smartphone!

Parking Lots and Garages:

Visit Park New Haven to find parking with their interactive Parking Map.

Yale Parking:

Yale’s Lot 51, located on Temple Street at Wall Street, is available after 4:30 pm for the public. Yale’s Lot 51 has capacity for about 70 cars.

Yale University has some limited public parking options, some locations on an hourly basis and some locations as free to public from 4 pm – 7 am.

Visit Yale’s Parking Map for more information on available free parking!


Bus Routes

For information on how to get from where you are to the Ives Main Library, check out CT Transit’s Trip Planner.

For bus stop information throughout New Haven, click here.


Available Services

  • Makerspace
  • Wi-Fi Printing


Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed


Date Holiday Hours
12/24/2021 Christmas Eve Closed
12/25/2021 Christmas Closed
12/31/2021 New Year’s Eve Closed
01/01/2022 New Year’s Day Closed
01/17/2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closed
02/19/2022 President's Day Closed
02/21/2022 President's Day Closed
04/15/2022 Good Friday Closed
04/16/2022 Easter Closed
05/28/2022 Memorial Day Closed
05/30/2022 Memorial Day Closed
06/20/2022 Juneteenth Closed
07/02/2022 Independence Day Closed
07/04/2022 Independence Day Closed
09/03/2022 Labor Day Closed
09/05/2022 Labor Day Closed
10/08/2022 Italian Heritage Day Closed
10/10/2022 Italian Heritage Day Closed
11/11/2022 Veterans Day Closed
11/24/2022 Thanksgiving Closed
12/24/2022 Christmas Closed
12/26/2022 Christmas Closed
01/02/2023 New Year's Day Closed