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


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 Fact Sheet 

Ives Main Library
133 Elm Street
New Haven CT 06510


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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.

Hybrid Parking Permits

The City of New Haven offers free metered parking for hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles registered in New Haven.  Owners have to visit City Hall, 165 Church Street, with proof that the vehicle is a hybrid or alternative fuel vehicle and currently registered in New Haven, to receive a decal which will be attached to the vehicle.  Learn more here.

Yale Parking

Yale University has some limited public parking options, some locations on an hourly basis and some locations as free to public from 4 pm – 7 am.  Please review the details on their Parking Map.

NOTE: Lot #51 parking will not be available from February 2015 to August 2016. Click here for more information, regarding Lot #51 parking.

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