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Directions to the Library

The Library is located at 585 Franklin St, Mountain View, CA 94041 between Mercy and Church St. 
 
        Public Transit
        From 85 North
        From 101 North
        From 101 South
        From 237
        From 280

Where to Park


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From 85 North

  • Take El Camino Real North exit.
  • Follow El Camino Real until you reach Castro Street.
  • Right turn on Castro Street.
  • Left on Mercy Street.
  • The Library is on Franklin Street, between Mercy and Church Streets. Parking is available in the Franklin Street parking lot, on Franklin Street itself, or in the underground parking beneath the Library on Mercy Street.

From 101 North

  • Take the Shoreline Boulevard Exit
  • Right on Shoreline Blvd.
  • Left on California Street.
  • Right on Franklin Street.
  • The Library is on Franklin Street, between Mercy and Church Streets. Parking is available in the Franklin Street parking lot, on Franklin Street itself, or in the underground parking beneath the Library on Mercy Street.

From 101 South

  • Take the Shoreline Boulevard Exit
  • Right turn on Shoreline Blvd (which will lead you back over 101).
  • Left turn on California Street.
  • Right turn on Franklin Street.
  • The Library is on Franklin Street, between Mercy and Church Streets. Parking is available in the Franklin Street parking lot, on Franklin Street itself, or in the underground parking beneath the Library on Mercy Street.

From 237

  • 237 becomes Grant Road when it intersects with El Camino Real.
  • Right turn at El Camino Real.
  • Right on Castro Street.
  • Left on Mercy Street.
  • The Library is on Franklin Street, between Mercy and Church Streets. Parking is available in the Franklin Street parking lot, on Franklin Street itself, or in the underground parking beneath the Library on Mercy Street.

From 280

  • Take 85 North exit.
  • Take the El Camino Real North exit.
  • Right turn on Castro Street.
  • Left turn on Mercy Street.
  • The Library is on Franklin Street, between Mercy and Church Streets. Parking is available in the Franklin Street parking lot, on Franklin Street itself, or in the underground parking beneath the Library on Mercy Street.

Public Transit

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Nearby VTA Bus Stops

  • Castro & Mercy VTA 51 & VTA 52
  • Castro & California VTA 35, VTA 51, VTA 52
  • California & Franklin VTA 35
  • California & Shoreline VTA 34, VTA 35
  • El Camino & Castro VTA 22, 522

VTA Light Rail - Mountain View - 902

Caltrain - Mountain View 

LIBRARY PARKING IMPACTS DUE TO EVENTS AT LEVI’S STADIUM

Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara is opening in August with 17 events currently scheduled from August 2014 through April 2015. You can see a calendar of events here. The increased reliance on regional transit facilities on these dates will likely impact parking in downtown Mountain View, including the Library.

The City Council approved a stadium event day parking permit pilot program to protect downtown residents. Residents have been issued parking permits to be able to use on-street parking on event days. All others will be limited to 3 hours on these days, with the exception of a 1 hour limit on Castro Street. Full details of the parking program can be found on the City’s web site here.

As usual, there will be parking available to Library customers in the Library parking lot on Franklin Street, the Library parking garage on the Mercy Street side, and the City Hall/Center for the Performing Arts garage. Street parking will be limited as mentioned above.

In addition, the Farmer’s Market will be moving to the Mercy Street/Bryant Street parking lot on 8 Sundays. The lot will be unavailable for parking from 7am to 2pm on these days, and parking around the Library will be very limited. We suggest that you plan on visiting the Library at 2pm or later on the following Sundays:

  • August 17, 2014
  • August 24, 2014
  • September 14, 2014
  • September 28, 2014
  • October 5, 2014
  • November 2, 2014
  • November 23, 2014
  • December 28, 2014
  • March 29, 2015
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