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 a basic but comfortable experience, a block of rooms is also available at the North Quad student accommodations for $57.50 per night. These are single rooms with semi-private bathrooms. Semi-private means 3 single rooms share a bathroom. For reservations use the Group Lodging at North Quadrangle web page and click on the “IFLA Library Publishing Conference 2016” link under the “Online Room Reservations” heading.
- Computing Centers
- Laundry Facilities
- Vending Machines
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. The Ann Arbor stop is a 10-15 minute walk from the conference accommodations. A one way ticket on AirRide is $15; however, if a reservation is made in advance the fare is reduced to $12. 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.
For guests of the Bell Tower Hotel, complimentary valet parking is available. Otherwise, parking can be a challenge in downtown Ann Arbor:
- There are numerous paid parking structures in the downtown area, some of which offer a flat overnight fee. The best bet is probably the Liberty Square garage (510 E. Washington St.), which is about a five-minute walk from the accommodations.
- Metered street parking is available all over town and frequently much closer to campus than the parking structures, but spaces are limited. Be sure to check signs and meters for time limits on parking.
- If you are feeling frugal and adventurous, you may park for free overnight in the Ann Arbor South State Street Commuter lot, and catch the northbound AATA Route 62 bus to campus. This is about a 10-minute ride. Disembark at the Central Campus Transit Center and walk to the Bell Tower Inn or North Quad. Fare is $1.50 per person each way. Change is only given as a credit for future rides, so exact change is a good idea.
- Check out this page for more general information about parking and transportation in Ann Arbor.
This map provides an overview of the U-M Central Campus, locations for conference events, and other landmarks of interest.