Lodging, Transportation, Other


Discounted hotel rates are no longer available.  This change does not apply to any reservations made under the offer before 21 June, 2016.


Bus transportation on the day of the conference

Bus transportation between the Omni Chicago Hotel and the Regenstein Library will be provided at the beginning and end of the conference day. In addition, departing buses will transport interested participants to subway connections to the airport. 

Morning buses

Morning buses will arrive at the Omni at approximately 7:30 a.m., and depart for Regenstein promptly at 7:45 a.m.

Evening buses  

In the evening, two buses will depart Regenstein, each making two stops.

One bus will stop first at Roosevelt Station, where you can board the Orange line to Midway airport, before continuing on to the Omni.

The other bus will stop first at Jackson Station, where the Blue line connects to O’Hare airport, again before continuing on to the Omni. 

You can find more information on airport connections on the CTA website: http://www.transitchicago.com/airports/

Directions to campus

By mass transit

By car


Visitor Parking provides information about visitor parking options, including locations and fees for parking garages and lots. Free parking is available on the street, but can be difficult to find during the day.


Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the program.  Attendees will be responsible for dinner on their own.

Congress Participation Grants

A list of opportunities for support for attendance at IFLA is available on their Conference Participation Grants webpage.  Because attendance fees are already underwritten, no additional support for this pre-conference is available.