Central Library Parking and Entrance Information

For the Buffalo & Erie Public Library's Mason O. Damon Auditorium
(Buffalo, New York)


To help those who might be unfamiliar with the area, I have attached a map to help you identify nearby parking locations and navigate some of the surrounding one-way streets. Those individuals requiring special accommodations are encouraged to arrive early to ensure the best possible parking.

A. Free Parking:

On the weekends, all metered street parking in the immediate area is free. It has been marked on the map in orange.

The 7-story Adam Parking Ramp is located on the corner of Washington and Eagle - one block away from the Central Library. This facility is conveniently located and free on the weekends. Simply enter using the Washington Street entrance and park.

- Please remember not to park in the any of the specially marked numbered spaces (reserved for monthly payers) as you could be towed.

- While there will be substantial parking available in the ramp, the facility's owners lock the elevators on the weekends. The stairs and ramps will be your only methods of exiting and entering the upper levels.

B. Paid Parking:

Attendees can park for $4.00 in the automated AllPro lot on the corner of Washington and Broadway. The location is across the street from the library's Washington and Ellicott Street entrances.

Public Transportation:

The Central Library is served by both NFTA bus and MetroRail Service (Lafayette Square Station). To plan your route, visit http://metro.nfta.com/Trip/.

Central Library Parking Entrances Map


Please note the Central Library has two entrances with access to the Mason O. Damon Auditorium. The Clinton Entrance is the recommended and most direct entrance; it leads directly to the auditorium and is wheelchair accessible.

While close to the auditorium, the Washington Entrance requires attendees to walk down one flight of stairs.

Photograph of Clinton Street Entrance
(near corner of Clinton and Ellicott)

Central Library Picture Clinton St. Auditorium Entrance

Please note the road is one-way between Washington St. and Ellicott St. For reference, the historic Lafayette Hotel is the red brick building on the right.

Last updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014