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Lodging and Transportation


Due to the nature of hosting this conference on campus, in 2024 there will not be a centralized hotel location. The Local Planning Committee has secured small blocks of rooms at nearby hotels at modestly discounted rates. Hotel registration information (including online booking links and discount codes) will be sent directly via email to all registered attendees.

Graduate Hotels
615 E Huron Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
0.3 miles or about 3 blocks from meeting space
Code4Lib Attendee Rate: $239/night plus applicable taxes and fees
Reservation Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2024

Bell Tower Hotel
300 South Thayer St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: 734 769-3010
0.1 miles or about 1 block from meeting space
Code4Lib Attendee Rate: $199/night plus applicable taxes and fees
Reservation Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2024

Ross Business Center Link
710 East University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 734 764-7677
0.5 from meeting space
Code4Lib Attendee Rate: $167/night plus applicable taxes and fees

Residence Inn by Marriott Ann Arbor Downtown
120 W Huron St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: 734 662-9999
0.8 miles from meeting space
Code4Lib Attendee Rate: $209/night plus applicable taxes and fees
Reservation Deadline: April 12, 2024

Exhibit A2
212 S 4th Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: 734 409-7273
0.6 miles from meeting space
The LPC did not pursue a block at this venue, but wanted to share the details for those looking for alternate options. Click on the link above for Booking Details.
At Exhibit A2, you can enjoy an authentic Ann Arbor experience. Our city-centric boutique hotel offers you luxurious apartment layouts featuring in-unit kitchens with an ambiance that reminds you of home. Our spaces were thoughtfully designed to cater to those looking for a weekend away, traveling for work, or considering a longer-term stay in the city.

Getting here

Ann Arbor is located about 35 min from Detroit Metro Airport (DTW), Michigan’s largest airport. The Michigan Flyer is a direct bus line that runs regularly 7 days a week between downtown Ann Arbor and the airport. The Michigan Flyer drops off at the Blake Transit Center, which is about a ½ mile from Central Campus.

Amtrak’s Wolverine train line also conveniently runs through downtown between the Detroit and Chicago metros. The station is about 1 mile from Central Campus.

Public transportation

TheRide is an extensive public transportation network that runs throughout the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti (pronounced IP-si-lantee) area. They offer a trip-planning tool and bus tracking. You can pay one-way fares or purchase a single day pass.

All fixed-route buses through TheRide are low-floor vehicles equipped with ramps and kneeling features. Buses include audio announcements of major locations and visual displays that tell you the name of the route you are on and where you are headed.

The University of Michigan also has its own fleet of Blue Buses along 12 routes that are free to anyone on campus without an ID or pass. Blue Buses can get you from Central to North campus or anywhere in between. The Central Campus Transit Center is down the street from the League. Visit Campus Transit to learn more.

Scooters and e-bikes

The university and city of Ann Arbor both have agreements with SPIN. You’ll find Scooters and e-bikes around campus and town, if that’s your thing.


If you’re driving to the conference, there is street parking, as well as parking garages near the conference venues.

Street and handicap parking

Metered parking is available throughout campus and downtown, including on several streets surrounding the Michigan League and North Quad. We recommend downloading the ePark Ann Arbor app to pay for street parking. There are also pay stations.

There are a number of 24/7 handicap spaces in the half-moon driveway along the main entrance of the League. There is one dedicated handicap space on South State St, directly outside the west entrance to North Quad. There is also a dedicated handicap space at the northeast corner of the intersection of East Washington and Thayer streets, by the main (south) entrance to North Quad, as well as another on the south side of East Washington St.

Parking on streets in residential neighborhoods surrounding campus is free, but be mindful of one-way streets, parking only being permitted on one side of the street, and other parking restrictions, including time limits (often 2-hours) or residential-only signage.

If you’re headed to the workshop at the Bentley Historical Library, free parking is available on the south side of the building in Lot NC42, with a permit provided at the time of your visit.


There is a public parking garage on Maynard Street, three blocks from the League. This is your closest option for full day parking. The garage has elevators and it is a straight route through Nickels Arcade and down North University Ave to the Michigan League.

Visitor parking on campus is also available in a number of locations, but there aren’t many near the primary conference venues. The closest are the Palmer Structure, Ann St Structure, and North Ingalls Street lot.