Ives Main Library

The Ives Main Branch of the New Haven Free Public Library is located at 133 Elm Street, on the corner of Temple St.,  overlooking the New Haven Green.
IVES (MAIN) HOURS:  Mon 10-8 | Tue 10-8 | Wed 10-8 | Thu 10-8 | Fri 10-5 | Sat – 10-5 | Sun Closed | Holiday Closings


NOTE:  We will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25th and will remain closed on Thursday November 26th in observance of Thanksgiving.  We will reopen on Friday, November 27th, at our usual time.


Hours/Directory (automated) 203-946-8130

Information and Reference 203-946-8130 ext. 101

Programming  203-946-8835.

Meeting Room reservations  203-946-8137.

Ives Main Library
133 Elm Street
New Haven CT 06510


Downtown NH Bus Routes resized


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Metered Street Parking

Ample 2 hour metered street parking 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 check street signs for meter time durations and hours of enforcement.

Please find the City of New Haven Parking Meters Map here.

Parking Lots and Garages

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

Use the City of New Haven’s Downtown Parking Map.


NOTE: Lot #51 parking (see below) will not be available from February 2015 to August 2016. Click here for more information, regarding Lot #51 parking.
Evening (after 3:30pm) and Weekend Parking
YALE LOT #51 – Entrance on Temple Street. At end of Exit 3, count the traffic light you are faced with as #1, then proceed straight ahead on Trumbull Street a total of 3 traffic lights. At third traffic light, take a left onto Temple Street, go two blocks (past Grove and Wall Streets). First driveway on right past Wall Street.

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