Transportation, Parking, and Accommodations
Charlottesville can be reached by U.S. Airways, United Express, and Delta Comair. There is AMTRAK train service and bus service by Trailways-Greyhound. Driving to Charlottesville from the north or south, follow U.S. 29, and from east or west, I-64.
Parking close to the Library is available in the Central Grounds Parking Garage (#9 on this map of University grounds) which can be entered on McCormick Road or on Emmet Street (Route 29). It is also possible to arrange (in advance) with the Department of Parking and Transportation Services (1101 Milmont Street, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 (434) 924-7231) to purchase a blue parking sticker. This blue parking sticker gives you access to the Emmet/Ivy Garage on 250 about a quareter mile from the Library. You can also obtain a University bus pass from that office. The city operates a small parking garage off University Avenue near the Grounds (campus) that may be entered either from Chancellor Street or Elliewood Avenue.
Hotels within walking distance of the Library include the following: Courtyard by Marriott, Hampton Inn & Suites, Best Western Cavalier Inn, Budget Inn Motel, Red Roof Inn, and the Econo Lodge Motel. You may also consult the Charlottesville-Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau for information on other accommodations.