Parking Near Boston Public Library
Established in 1848 as the first large free municipal library in the United States, the Boston Public Library system still serves millions of guests every year. The library's central branch consists of two historic buildings -- the McKim Building and the Johnson Building. The two structures are attached and connected via interior passageways. The central library houses over 21 million items in its various collections. Located in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, the facility also holds "Art and Architecture" tours daily, as well as seasonal events throughout the year.
Built on reclaimed land from the Charles River basin, Boston's Back Bay area construction began in 1856 and took 25 years to complete. By employing the latest steam engine technology, engineers hauled fill materials from the town of Needham, 25 miles away.
Today, Boston's Back Bay neighborhood features Victorian architecture, high-end shopping, and some of the city's best restaurants. The Boston Architectural College, the Boston Public Library, and row after row of Victorian-style brownstones make the area popular with design students as well as visitors. The John Hancock Tower (Boston's tallest skyscraper), the Prudential Center, and Copley Place also fall within the Back Bay boundaries. Don't waste time hunting for the rare parking spot; use SpotHero to find your ideal spot, and use your time saved to visit the library and tour this interesting and historic area.
Does the Boston Public Library building have on-site public parking?
No, like most historical buildings, the library's main branch does not have an on-site public parking garage.
Does the surrounding Back Bay neighborhood have any public parking lots?
Yes, there are many public parking facilities of all types scattered throughout the Back Bay area. Almost all offer short, long, and overnight rates.
Does SpotHero work with any parking facilities in the Back Bay neighborhood?
Yes, SpotHero works with numerous Back Bay parking facilities. Rates may vary widely, which makes SpotHero a valuable tool for any visit to the Back Bay section of Boston.
Is there any on-street parking near the Boston Public Library?
The Back Bay neighborhood can be difficult to navigate and even harder to find non-metered parking. The main thoroughfares of Boylston and Newbury streets, and many of the side streets, offer two-hour metered parking from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Resident parking regulations cover many of the smaller streets and make finding a parking spot almost impossible in the Back Bay neighborhood.
Nearby Parking Options
100 Huntington Ave. - Copley Place Garage
199 Clarendon St. (500 Boylston St.) - Back Bay Garage
100 Clarendon St. - Garage
131 Dartmouth St. - Garage
400 Stuart Street - Clarendon Garage/Valet
218 W. Canton St. - Spot #P12 -. Personal Spot