Parking & Directions

Parking & Accessibility

Visitor parking is available in the parking lot behind Swem Library. Visitors may park in any one of the designated areas and establish a pay-by-phone session to cover the cost of parking. The minimum session is 2 hours and the rate is $2.50/hr. The university has implemented Passport pay-by-phone App option to manage visitor parking on campus: Visit the W&M Visitor Parking page for more information.

Handicapped parking is available both behind Swem Library and at Phi Beta Kappa Hall. Both locations will require a walk of about 1/3 of a mile - the Phi Beta Kappa walk is on more level ground. Please let us know if you need assistance by contacting the Circulation desk, and we can arrange for you to enter the building at an alternate entrance.


From the South or East

From I-64, take Exit 242A, Route 199 West (towards Williamsburg/Jamestown). Travel approximately 5 miles on Route 199 to the 4th traffic light(Jamestown Road). Turn right onto Jamestown Road.

From the North or West

From I-64, take Exit 234, Route 199 East (Lightfoot). Travel approximately 8 miles on Route 199 to the 2nd traffic light (Jamestown Road). Turn left onto Jamestown Road.

Once on Jamestown Road

Go past the traffic light at Walsingham Academy and past the small lake (Lake Matoaka). At the painted crosswalk across Jamestown Road, turn left onto Ukrop Way. This puts you on the William & Mary campus.

Travel 0.3 miles to the stop sign. Swem Library is just ahead on the right.