Validation parking for Carnegie Center patrons is now available in the Transylvania University parking lot on Upper Street AFTER 4:00 PM, between Third Street and Mechanic Street. The parking lot is marked TU General Parking & TU Bookstore Parking.

Validations are only available at the Carnegie Center front desk, and you must pick up a validation prior to parking. We are unable to provide validation before 4:00 pm. Free and metered street parking is also often available on Mill, Market, Second, and Third Streets. Please refrain from parking in spots reserved for staff members.

How to obtain & use your validation for the Transylvania Lot:

  • Come to the Carnegie Center front desk. We will give you a signed parking pass on a specifically colored sheet of paper. Signature and valid date are required from a Carnegie staff member.
  • Display your signed & dated pass in your front windshield.
  • Only one pass will be distributed on the day of use, and the pass is valid only for that day.

Street parking:

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Street parking is generally available on either side of Gratz Park or neighboring streets.

As a service to our guests, the Carnegie Center has designed a map of 240 parking spots within a 5 minute walk of the Carnegie Center. Copies of the “Guide to Local Parking” are available at the front desk, or you may download a PDF by clicking here.

We hope to see you soon at the Carnegie Center, home to the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame and writers and readers of all levels.

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251 West Second Street
Lexington, KY 40507


(859) 254-4175

The building is currently closed to the public until further notice.

Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 7:30pm
Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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