Plan your visit.

We are usually open for visitors during our library hours, but Covid-19 has changed this. Our usual hours are below, but please see parenthesis for current modifications. We are largely closed to the public right now. Please see here for library pick up service information.

  • Tues. 10am-3pm (pick-up library service only)
  • Wed. 10am-6pm (pick-up library service only)
  • Thurs. 10am-3pm (pick-up library service only)
  • First Fri. 5-8pm (currently not open)
  • Sat. 10am-1pm (currently not open)

* If you would like to book a special building tour outside of these hours, please contact us at info@mainemechanics.org

Rental Inquiries: To inquire about renting one of our spaces, please visit our rentals page and then fill out a rental inquiry form.

Directions:

From the North
Take Interstate 295 to Exit 7, Franklin Arterial. From Franklin Arterial, turn right onto Congress Street. Stay on Franklin until you hit the top of the hill and take a right onto Congress Street. You will pass City Hall on your right, continue on Congress several more blocks, past Monument Square. Mechanics’ Hall will be on your right across from Portland Media Center and Maine College of Art.

From the South
Take the Maine Turnpike northbound to Exit 44, Interstate 295. Follow Interstate 295 to Exit 7, Franklin Arterial. From Franklin Arterial, turn right onto Congress Street. Stay on Franklin until you hit the top of the hill and take a right onto Congress Street. You will pass City Hall on your right, continue on Congress several more blocks, past Monument Square. Mechanics’ Hall will be on your right across from Portland Media Center and Maine College of Art.

 

Parking:

Street parking is sometimes available in the area. It’s especially hard to find on First Fridays. 

Spring St. Parking Garage
0.2 miles from MECA, 5 minute walk
45 Spring Street
207.874.2842

Hours of Operation
Monday–Saturday: 6:00am–12:00am
Sundays: 8:00am–12:00am

Rates
+ Hourly: $3/hour, $28 max daily rate
+ Snow Ban: $3 in after 5pm, out by 8am, $2 hourly rate is charged for each hour beyond

 

Elm St. Parking Garage
0.3 miles from Mechanics’ Hall, 6 minute walk
21 Elm Street
207.871.1106

Hours of Operation
Monday–Friday: 6:00am–10:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am–10:00pm*
*or 30 minutes after Merrill Auditorium events, $25 after-hours lock-out fee

Rates
+ Hourly: $3/hour, $28 max daily rate
+ Snow Ban: $3 in after 5:00pm, out by 8:00am, $3/hour is charged for each hour beyond

 

Temple St. Garage
0.3 miles from Mechanics’ Hall, 6 minute walk
207.772.5762
11 Temple St.

Hours of Operation
Monday–Saturday: 7:00am–12:00am
Sundays: 12:00pm–12:00am

Rates
Hourly: $5/hour, $40 max per day

 

Fore St. Parking Garage
0.4 miles from Mechanics’ Hall, 9 minute walk
427 Fore Street
207.871.1290

Hours of Operation
Monday–Thursday: 6:00am–12:00am
Friday: 6:00am–1:30am
Saturday: 8:00am–1:30am
Sunday: 8:00am–11:00pm

Rates
Hourly: $6/hour, $45 max per day

 

Casco Bay Garage
0.7 miles from Mechanics’ Hall, 15 minute walk
54 Commercial Street
207.774.8653

Hours of Operation
Monday–Thursday: 5:00am–12:45am
Friday & Saturday: 5:00–1:15am
Sunday: 5:00am–12:45am

Rates
Hourly: $5 per hour, $40 max per day

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