Hours, Location and Parking 

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 (seasonal)


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.


Due to ongoing construction the most convenient parking available is the city-operated 11 Mile Parking Deck. Library visitors can park in city-operated garages, where the first two hours are FREE and then $0.75 per hour afterward.

The garage closest to the library is the 11 Mile Parking Deck just west of the library. You can enter it via E. Eleven Mile Road. Pay stations accept cash or credit cards. The stations take bills up to $20 and all coins except pennies. When exiting place your ticket in the station. Once it shows you the amount you owe, insert bills, coin or credit card. Do NOT pay for your ticket until you are ready to leave. Your ticket will expire and you may be charged again. If you lose your ticket the fee is $10. Just press the lost ticket button and you will receive a printed ticket to insert in the exit machine when you leave the garage.

Parking is also available throughout the city. Please refer to this comprehensive Downtown Royal Oak Parking Guide for locations and payment options.

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.