Hours, Location, Parking & Accessibility 

Day of the Week Hours
Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday - Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Closed Summer Sundays May 26 - September 1


In the downtown business district, the Royal Oak Public Library is located in southern Royal Oak at 222 East Eleven Mile Road, near the corner of Eleven Mile and Troy Street. It is easily accessible from several principal routes including Woodward Avenue, I-75 and I-696. Its front door, on the north side, is adjacent to the 11 Mile Parking Deck.


Convenient parking is available in the 11 Mile Parking Structure, directly west of the Library. You can enter from either 11 Mile Rd or 2nd Street. As with all City-owned parking structures, the first two hours are FREE and then $0.75 an hour afterward. Parking structures take credit/debit cards and cash/coins at pay stations on the first floor of the parking structures. Parking can be purchased after you park and visit a pay station. You can also pay by Credit Card ONLY when you exit on the way out.

Additional paid parking is available throughout the City. Please refer to this comprehensive link Parking in Downtown Royal Oak for locations and payment options and using the new Sentry Mobile app.


Learn about the Library’s building accessibility through AbleVu. 

Children Safety

If you drop your children off to study at the library, plan to pick them up well before the library closes. If you arrive after closing time, look for your children at the Royal Oak Police Department on Third Street just west of Troy. For the safety of all concerned, the library will not leave children waiting for their parents outdoors. For details on appropriate ages for children to be left alone at the Library. Please refer to policy 3.40 - The Unattended Child.