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Parking Information

On-campus parking

As with most college campuses, parking is not easy in Bloomington.  Unpermitted cars parking on either the street or in IU parking lots will be ticketed.  If you will be driving to the Ostrom Workshop, please make arrangements with us in advance so that we can have a parking pass available for you.

If you will be a guest at the Indiana Memorial Union (Biddle Hotel and Conference Center), 900 E. 7th Street, you can make use of the guest parking lot next to the IMU.

Downtown parking

Metered, on-street parking is available in and around downtown Bloomington. Meters are enforced MON-SAT, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (free on Sundays and holidays). Drivers can pay with credit cards, debit cards, or coins. (parking map)

Rates: If using coins - $0.25 per 15 minutes; Meters will accept $1 coins, quarters, dimes, and nickels; Meters will not accept paper currency; Parking meters will not give change. If using credit or debit card, there's a 1 hour minimum purchase. A convenience fee of $0.30 per card swipe is added (MasterCard, Visa, and Discover accepted).

Parking garages: There are three centrally located parking garages (the first three hours of parking are free): Walnut Street Garage, Fourth Street Garage, 4th and Washington Lot [free after 6pm daily], 6th and Lincoln Lot, 3rd and Washington Lot.