Directions, Parking and Other Travel Information

The West Virginia and Regional History Center is located on the 6th floor of the Downtown Campus Library at West Virginia University.

If you enter the Library's front doors, procede to the rear elevator on the left side of the building.  Take the elevator to the 6th floor.  Exit the elevator, turn left, take a few steps toward the WVRHC sign, and procede through the double doors to your left, down a short hallway, and into the WVRHC.

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Directions  |  Parking  |  Other Travel Information

1549 University Ave., PO Box 6069, Morgantown, WV 26506-6069


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Directions

Campus map showing location of Downtown Campus Library Location

Driving Directions from I-79 South:

  1. Take exit 155 off I-79 South and turn left at the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp. You will stay on this road for the next few miles.
  2. At the 4th traffic light, you will see the Coliseum on your right. Go through 2 more traffic lights and take a left at the 3rd light,
    onto Campus Drive.
  3. At the next light, turn right onto University Ave.
  4. At the second road on the left, turn onto College Ave.
  5. Make an immediate right into the Upper Level of the Mountainlair Parking Garage. This level has metered parking.

Driving Directions from I-79 North:

  1. Take exit 155 off I-79 North and bear right as you come off the exit. You will stay on this road for the next few miles.
  2. At the 4th traffic light, you will see the Coliseum on your right. Go through 2 more traffic lights and take a left at the 3rd light,
    onto Campus Drive.
  3. At the next light, turn right onto University Ave.
  4. At the second road on the left, turn onto College Ave.
  5. Make an immediate right into the Upper Level of the Mountainlair Parking Garage. This level has metered parking.

Driving Directions from I-68 West:

  1. Take exit 1 off I-68 West and turn left at the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp. You will stay on this road for the next few miles
  2. Go through 8 traffic lights
  3. At the 9th traffic light, take a right onto Campus Drive.
  4. At the next light, turn right onto University Ave.
  5. At the second road on the left, turn onto College Ave.
  6. Make an immediate right into the Upper Level of the Mountainlair Parking Garage. This level has metered parking.

For Reserved Parking:

  1. Follow the directions above through step 4. Then, instead of going into the garage, take the 2nd right onto Maiden Lane.
  2. Turn right at the stop sign at the end of Maiden Lane onto North High St.
  3. Turn right again onto Prospect Street.
  4. Enter the Reserved Parking area of the MountainLair parking garage.

Walking Directions from the MountainLair Garage:

  1. Exit garage towards Prospect Street.
  2. Go through the Clark Hall breezeway.
  3. The Downtown Campus Library will be directly in front of you.
  4. Take a right to go to the front entrance.

Parking

Parking for the Downtown Campus Library is  available in the Mountainlair parking garage, as well as in several city parking lots found around the Downtown Campus.

Parking for people with disabilities:

Several designated parking spaces are available in the Mountainlair parking garage near the Downtown Campus Library (through the Clark Hall breezeway).

Weekends:

The Mountainlair parking garage is free on weekends. However, there is no free overnight parking in the Mountainlair, and parking in Area 9 (the lower level Mountainlair parking garage) is never available without a permit.

Other Travel Information

Many of our visitors to the West Virginia and Regional History Center are not from the Morgantown area. For information on hotels and motels in the area, please see the following sites:

City of Morgantown

Morgantown Chamber of Commerce

Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau

For general West Virginia travel information please see these sites:

Welcome to West Virginia

West Virginia Tourism

WVDOT Travel Page

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