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Location and Parking Information

Michigan Library and Historical Center building

The Michigan Library and Historical Center is located at

702 W. Kalamazoo Street
Lansing MI 48915
(517) 373-3559

About our building:

  • Admission to the Archives of Michigan and the Library of Michigan is free. There is an admission fee for the Michigan Historical Museum.
  • Accessible to those with mobility impairments.
  • Wireless access to the Internet is available.
  • Food service
  • ATM located near food service
Before your visit, you may wish to look over our schedule of hours we are open and list of days we are closed.

Interested in group tour information?

How to Find the Michigan Library and Historical Center
(42º 43' 24N Latitude, 084º 35' 15W Longitude)

The Michigan Library and Historical Center and visitor parking are on the north side of Kalamazoo Street, two blocks east of M. L. King Jr. Boulevard.

City map of Lansing - area around Michigan Historical Center

Note: Black arrows indicate direction of one-way streets.


Visitor parking is located south of the building, with a $1 hourly fee on weekdays—cash or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) accepted. Weekend parking is free. Buses park for free every day; please see instructions below. Visitors should use the Kalamazoo Street entrance, turning onto the circle drive to enter the visitor parking lot (area shown in light yellow). The area indicated in gray on the map is Michigan Library and Historical Center employee parking.

Additional public parking is available north of the building across Allegan Street (east of the Hall of Justice and Vietnam Memorial). However, the north entrance of the Michigan Library and Historical Center building is not accessible to those with mobility impairments.

Tips on using the automated parking system:

  • To enter the lot, take an entry ticket. Bring the ticket with you when you leave your car.
  • At the end of your visit—before you return to your car—stop at the Pay Station located inside the building entrance facing Kalamazoo Street. Insert your ticket in the slot, follow directions on the screen and pay your parking fee. The machine will dispense a validated ticket. Take the validated ticket with you to your car. (Tickets can also be paid at the exit gate.)
  • Drive to the exit gate on the west side of the lot (Butler Street). Insert your validated ticket into the slot in the exit machine; the gate arm will open to permit you to exit.

Schoolbus drivers: When you arrive, pull forward close to the entrance gate. Laser sensors will note your arrival and the gate will be opened from a remote location. This may take a moment, so please be patient. If there is a problem, please press the button on the gate for assistance. When exiting the lot, please follow the same procedure as when entering. The exit gate is located across the lot from the entrance gate. Buses never need a ticket. Please park in the areas designated for bus parking.

Contact the Michigan Historical Center.

Updated 04/16/2014

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