Travel and Accommodations


A limited number of blocked rooms have been set up for attendees at two Ann Arbor hotels/residences within easy walking distance of the conference venue, the Hatcher Graduate Library.

For participants wanting a hotel experience, rooms have been set aside at the Bell Tower Hotel, located just next to the University of Michigan’s Central Campus, at $177 per night (King or Double) and $166 per night (Queen). Reservations can be made using Group Code 300038 online or call +1 734.769.3010 and reference the code and the “Libraries as Publishers conference” hosted by the U-M Library. Guests may cancel individual reservations 24 hours prior to arrival without a charge.

For a more basic and cheaper experience, a block of rooms is also available at the North Quad student accommodations for $65 per night. These are single rooms with semi-private bathrooms.  Semi-private means 3 single rooms share a bathroom. For reservations call +1 734 647 2791 and reference the U-M Library.

There are many other options for accomodation in Ann Arbor. Visit Ann Arbor’s website has more information.


Detroit Metropolitan International Airport (DTW) is only 20 miles from Ann Arbor, about a 45 minute drive (at the most). AirRide is available for transportation between the airport and Ann Arbor. This shuttle runs 12 times during the day and picks up at various campus locations. A one way ticket on AirRide is $15; however, if a reservation is made in advance the fare is reduced to $12. The AirRide stop in downtown Ann Arbor is a 10-15 minute walk from the conference accommodations. The Ann Arbor Convention Visitor’s Bureau maintains a listing of other airport shuttle options.

A taxi from DTW to the conference accommodations will run about $60-65. More information is available on the DTW website.


Parking in Ann Arbor can be a challenge. There are paid parking structures available throughout downtown, some with a flat overnight fee. The Liberty Square Structure (510 E. Washington St.) is about a five minute walk from the conference accommodations. Limited metered street parking is also available. If you are feeling frugal and a little adventurous, you can park for free overnight in the State St. Park & Ride Lot, and take the AATA Route 62 bus to the Central Campus Transit Center, which is a very short walk from the conference accommodations. The fare is $1.50 per person. Change is given only via a ticket credit, so exact change is a good idea.