Driving Directions

Driving Directions

Part One

From San Diego

I-5 North or I-15 North to Highway 78 in North San Diego County

From Los Angeles

I-5 South or
I-15 South to Highway 78 in San Diego County

Part Two

From I-5:

  1. Highway 78 EAST to Twin Oaks Valley Road exit
  2. RIGHT onto Twin Oaks Valley Road
  3. LEFT into the campus at Craven Road.

From I-15:

  1. Highway 78 WEST to Twin Oaks Valley Road exit
  2. LEFT onto Twin Oaks Valley Road
  3. LEFT into the campus at Craven Road.
Google Maps - Directions

Parking Directions

Parking Information

Campus Map [PDF] - includes parking areas

This information below is provided with Library visitors in mind. Please visit Parking Services for complete campus parking information, maps, and policies.

Visitor's Pass

Visitors may purchase a daily or timed permit in any general parking lot, or all-day permits from the Parking and Commuter Services office (located in FCB 107). For questions, please call Parking and Commuter Services at: 760.750.7500.

Daily Rates (Yellow & Blue Pay Stations)

Pay stations accept 1's, 5's, quarters, and credit cards.
Pay Stations are located in parking lots B, C, F, J, K, N, X, and the Parking Structure 1.
  • All Day permit: $9
  • 4 hour permit: $6
  • 1 hour permit: $3
Visitors may utilize parking meters located in lots, B, C, E, O, & L. Cost of the parking meters are $1.50 per half hour.
Visitors and guests may park in any timed zone such as 3, 5, 15, or 30 minute zones.

Daily permits should be displayed face up on the dash board of the vehicle so they are clearly visible from the outside of the vehicle; the date and time information should be displayed and clearly visible from outside of the vehicle. A citation may be issued if the permit is not properly displayed.

Parking Close the Library

LOT C and Parking Structure 1 are the closest walk to the Library. 

Employee-only Parking

LOT E, H, and sections of F are only available to faculty and staff. Visiting Cal State employees may also park in these lots with their own campus' parking permit.

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  1. Visitors may purchase a daily or timed permit in any general parking lot, or all-day permits from the Parking and Commuter Services office (located in FCB 107). For questions, please call Parking and Commuter Services at: 760.750.7500.



    Daily Rates (Yellow & Blue Pay Stations)

    Pay stations accept 1's, 5's, and quarters.

    Pay Stations are located in parking lots B, C, F, J, K, and X.
    • All Day permit: $9
    • 5 hour permit: $7
    • 3 hour permit: $6
    • 1 hour permit: $3
  2. Visitors may utilize parking meters located in lots, B, C, E, K, O, & L. Cost of the parking meters are $1.50 per half hour.
  3. Visitors and guests may park in any timed zone such as 3, and 5 minute zones.

    Daily permits should be displayed face up on the dash board of the vehicle so they are clearly visible from the outside of the vehicle; the date and time information should be displayed and clearly visible from outside of the vehicle. A citation may be issued if the permit is not properly displayed.