The library is located in southern Royal Oak, across the green from city hall and the police station, one block east of Main Street, in the downtown business district. It is near several principal routes including Woodward Avenue, I-75 and I-696. The library is open 60 hours per week and closed on Sundays. Free parking is available in the Farmer's Market lot across Troy Street from the library; the neighboring metered parking on Williams Street provides free handicapped parking spaces nearer the ramp to the main civic plaza entrance to the library. There are a few free five-minute parking spaces near the north door for patrons who are only returning materials to the outdoor return box.