Perhaps the most frequent question we receive in the Virginia Room is "Where do I park?" Whether you are local or visiting from afar, we want you to be able to find the most convenient parking possible. Below are the major options for parking near the Main Library.
This map highlights two paid parking lots near the Virginia Room (inside Roanoke Main Library, shown on the map.) Hourly and daily parking are available at both lots. 1 and 2 hour parking spaces are available on the highlighted streets. On-street parking may be limited during events occurring in Elmwood Park; check ahead for parking availability, especially on weekends during the summer
After 5pm and on Saturdays, on-street parking is unlimited. There is also additional evening and Saturday parking in lots and garages on Williamson Road across the street from Elmwood Park.
Another option for parking is the Star Line Trolley. The Star Line Trolley service operates from 7:00 A.M. to 7 P.M. Monday through Friday with service every 15 minutes. During the period from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. service will be every 10 minutes.
The trolley stops at convenient and free parking in garages at Virginia Tech Carilion and Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Stops near the Virginia Room are at the front door of the Main Library and across the street at the Patrick Henry Hotel. Visit the Star Line Trolley's website for a full route map and more information.