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.

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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 and Local Service Page.

Available Services

  • Faxing
  • Makerspace
  • Wi-Fi Printing


Monday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Date Holiday Hours
July 30th, 2024 Staff Development 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
August 31st, 2024 Labor Day Weekend Closed
September 02nd, 2024 Labor Day Closed
October 12th, 2024 Italian Heritage Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day Weekend Closed
October 14th, 2024 Italian Heritage Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day Closed
November 09th, 2024 Veteran's Day Weekend Closed
November 11th, 2024 Veteran's Day Closed
November 28th, 2024 Thanksgiving Day Closed
November 30th, 2024 Thanksgiving Weekend Closed
December 25th, 2024 Christmas Day Closed
January 01st, 2025 New Years' Day Closed