Directions & Parking Information

Arthur Lakes Library is located at 1400 Illinois St., Golden CO 80401.

The main entrance is on Illinois St. The delivery dock is accessible from Maple St.

Driving directions

From Denver International Airport and/or from I-25: Take I-70 west, exit Highway 58 to Golden. Exit Washington Street and turn left to enter into downtown Golden. Turn right on 13th Street and left on Maple to enter campus.

From Denver: Take 6th Avenue and head west into Golden. Turn right on 19th Street. Turn left on Illinois Street to enter campus.

From C-470 or I-70: Head east to 6th Avenue. Follow the directions above from 6th Avenue.

From Boulder: Take Highway 93 into Golden. Turn left onto 19th Street. Turn left on Illinois Street to enter campus.

Get directions to campus using Google Maps.


Parking for Library Visitors

Visitors to campus during operational hours — Monday-Friday 7 a.m.–5 p.m. — should park in the General (blue) and Commuter (yellow) lots. All visitor parking areas have a pay and display parking meter. Please visit the pay stations to receive a parking permit. Pay station meter rates for General (blue) parking are $1.50 per hour or $8 daily; rates for commuter lots are $1 per hour or $5 daily. Metered parking permits must be displayed on your dashboard. Click for a printable visitor parking map.

You’ll find parking maps at each of our parking meters that can also help guide you around the campus. For more information, visit the Mines Parking Services page.

General (Blue) parking lots nearest the Library:

  • Lot GRL, 13th and Maple
  • Lot D, Elm and 16th
  • Lot O, Arapahoe and 15th

Note: Nearby neighborhoods require residential parking permits on weekdays. Free two-hour parking is available in downtown Golden.

1400 Illinois St., Golden CO 80401


Disabled Access

Visitors with Handicapped Parking Permits can use their Mines permit to park in any designated handicapped parking space on campus. The Library’s Disabled Access entrance is accessible from the parking lot of Guggenheim Hall (the neighboring building to the south) via Maple St. Contact the Library Front Desk for more information about accessibility and disabled services.