Please be aware of the traffic direction in the area of the drive thru as it is one-way. Signs are posted and arrows have been painted on the asphalt to assist in directing you. The Briarcliff entrance is a right-in, right-out only. No left turns from Briarcliff into the library lot are allowed, and no left turns from the library lot onto Briarcliff are allowed. Please use the Delaware entrance/exit to get to and from eastbound Briarcliff.
Have you seen the spaces for low emission and fuel efficient vehicles? Did you know that a 2001 Toyota Echo qualifies to park in these spaces? Or a 2011 Jeep Compass? Or a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt?
There is a complete list of vehicles that you can download here. Providing preferred parking spots for low emission and fuel efficient vehicles earns the Library a credit for its LEED certification (which stands for "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design"). There are four levels of certification, and the library is pursuing a LEED Gold certification.
To earn the credit, the Library must designate 5% of its total parking spaces (or 10 spaces out of about 200 total) for such vehicles. LEED standards require them to be close to the entrances, just after the handicapped parking.
The intent of this standard is to make people aware of reducing automobile pollution and other negative impacts from driving. The Library's goal is to be a leader in sustainable design and to provide educational material about the LEED standards.
More information about how the library is being a leader in sustainable design will be forthcoming. If you have any questions, please contact Executive Director Paul Mills at 630-685-4157 or e-mail Paul at