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Directions and Parking


The Syracuse University Campus is located just southeast of the Interstate 81/Interstate 690 junction. Both Interstate 81 and Interstate 690 can be reached via the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90).

From the East or West via New York State Thruway (Interstate 90)

Take Exit 36 and follow Interstate 81 South toward Syracuse. Proceed according to the following directions from Interstate 81.

From the North or South via Interstate 81

Exit Interstate 81 at Adams Street (Exit 18). Drive east up the Adams Street hill (past Upstate Medical Center) to University Avenue (4th traffic light). Turn right on University Avenue and proceed to Waverly Avenue (2nd intersection) and take the first right into the Syracuse University campus.


Bird Library is located next to Schine Student Center between University Place and Waverly Avenue. 

The Carnegie Library is located in the Carnegie Library building on the south side of the main university campus. Enter the library using the door on the southeast corner of the building, near Bowne Hall.

The Architecture Reading Room, located on the 3rd floor of Slocum Hall.

Please check the Libraries' Hours of Service or listen to the recorded hours by calling 315-443-3561.

Visitor Parking

Pay parking for visitors to the Syracuse University Campus can be found at the Booth Garage or University Avenue Garage areas.  For current rates and directions to these locations, please see Parking and Transit Services General Pay Parking page.
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