There are 197 parking spots in our lot. Of those, 9 are designated as handicapped spaces and 10 are designated for Low Emission or Fuel Efficient Vehicles.
Please be aware that traffic in the drive-through area of our parking lot 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 entrance on Delaware to get to and from eastbound Briarcliff.
Not Just for Hybrids...
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?
Check the complete list of vehicles (PDF) or here (Excel) to see if your car qualifies. 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 has earned a LEED Gold certification.
To earn the credit, the Library has designated 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. Cars parking in these spaces will not be ticketed if they are not on the approved list. The Library's goal is to be a leader in sustainable design and to provide educational material about the LEED standards.
If you have any questions, please contact Executive Director Paul Mills at 630-685-4157 or e-mail Paul at