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68th IFLA General Conference and Council

Libraries for Life: Democracy, Diversity, Delivery

August 18th - 24th 2002, Glasgow, Scotland







Registration Candidates

Registration Fees

Registration package

globe Passport, Visas and Insurance

Staying longer?

Special Rate Flights


Accompanying Persons Programme

Printed forms



IFLA 2002 Registration & Hotels

We regret that the IFLA 2002 Registration Office is now closed. All bookings must now be made on site at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) from 14.00 - 18.00 on Friday 16 August and from 08.00 - 18.00 daily thereafter.

IFLA 2002 Registration will take place in Exhibition Hall 4, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Congress Road, Glasgow G3 8YW.
Telephone: +44-(0)141 248 3000.

The Exhibition Concourse building is located adjacent to the Clyde Auditorium - known locally as "the Armadillo".
Contact telephone number (for emergencies): +(44)(0)7973 430776.

Registration procedure

Please ensure that you bring your Letter of Confirmation - which gives your Registration Number - to the Desk.

If you have not received a letter of confirmation, please check with your employer that payment has been made - and provide full details immediately to CILIP Conferences by email to ifla@cilip.org.uk; fax: +44 (0)20 7255 0541; or telephone +44 (0)20 7255 0543 between 09.00 - 17.00 GMT, Monday to Friday.

Early On-site registration:

Preliminary enquiries can be made from 14.00 - 17.00 Thursday 15 August and from 10.00 - 14.00 Friday 16 August at the pre-registration desk located in the foyer of the Moat House Hotel or from the IFLA Secretariat office located on the concourse of the SECC Exhibition Hall building.

Note: It will not be possible to collect your conference documentation from these enquiry points.

On-site Registration (not pre-booked):

hould you be registering on-site, please ensure that you have already completed a Registration Form and that you have sufficient funds to make your payment in GB pounds sterling, travellers cheques or credit card (most cards but not American Express).
Be aware that, at busy times, on-site registration will take at least 10 minutes to complete.

On-site registration
  Before Tax Tax to be added Final Total
IFLA Members* 325.00 56.87 381.87
Non-Members 360.00 63.00 423.00
Accompanying Persons 175.00 30.62 205.62
Flying Visitor** 125.00 21.86 146.86
Day Visitor 75.00 13.13 88.13

*All IFLA members, regardless of category, will be entitled to register at the member rates published. If you are not an IFLA Personal or Institutional Member, but are a member of your National Library Association in Membership of IFLA, please contact your National Association or IFLA Headquarters for the correct membership number which should be completed on the registration form.

** Flying visitor - New for 2002!
Attendance from 13.00 on Day One to 18.00 on Day Two. (Discounts for IFLA Members and for early registration do not apply for Flying Visitor or Day Visitor Registrations.)

If your registration form and payment are received after 15 May 2002, automatically the late fee will be charged.

Registration forms can be ordered from:
IFLA 2002 Conference Secretariat

Conference Department
Library Association Enterprises
The Library Association
7 Ridgmount Street
London WC1E 7AE
United Kingdom

Registration package

The Library Association is generously subsidising this event and is most grateful for the assistance of sponsor and exhibitor partners. As a result an exceptional Registration Package is offered comprising:

  • Free airport/hotel transfer (Saturday/Sunday)**
  • SECC/City late night transfers (Sunday-Monday)**
  • 6 day travel pass for train and bus links - including airport buses and underground/bus unlimited travel in the Glasgow area.
  • Social event tickets for the Exhibition Opening Party (Sunday); Science Park Civic Reception (Monday); Cultural Evening performance (Tuesday); and Museums of Scotland Reception (Thursday).
  • Library Visits (Thursday) and transport to/from Edinburgh.
  • Subsidised place at the Military Tattoo performance, Edinburgh Castle (Thursday)*
  • Admission to all Conference Sessions and Ceremonies.
  • Name badge (courtesy of EBSCO) and Flight bag.
  • Participants List, Exhibition Guide and all conference documentation. Notepads (courtesy of Instant Library Ltd); pens (courtesy of Ulverscroft Large Print Books)

      *   Limited to 1,550 delegates at an optional additional payment of GBP 10.00
      **  Courtesy of OCLC generous sponsorship

Government Tax

Value Added Tax (VAT) is a compulsory Government levy of, currently, 17.5%. It is subject to change and will be charged at the rate current on the day payment is completed. Delegates from overseas may be entitled to claim back the VAT paid in the UK on many of their costs, including hotel accommodation etc. Local tax offices will be able to advise. Alternatively a company specialising in VAT recovery, such as Quipsound, can help. Details supplied upon request or visit: www.quipsound.com.

Passport, Visas and Insurance

flags You will need a valid passport to enter Scotland and any other part of the United Kingdom.

Please check with your travel agent or embassy about visa requirements. (Visas are not needed for most countries).

Applying for a visa for entry into the United Kingdom is a relatively straightforward procedure. Only visitors from "visa national" countries are required to obtain entry clearance before travelling to the UK. The list of "visa-national" countries is determined by the British Government and is subject to change.

Your travel agent should be able to advise you on your visa requirements.

For up to date information, contact your nearest British Mission (British Embassy, Consulate or High Commission) or check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office web site at http://www.ukvisas.gov.uk.

Visa Sections at British Missions are busy, especially during peak periods, e.g. in the run up to the British summer. We recommend that you submit your application in good time to ensure that it is processed well before your planned departure. Upon request, the IFLA 2002 National Organising Committee will issue an official letter of invitation to facilitate visa applications. Tick the box on the application form. flags

Special Rate Flights & Booking Form

Staying longer?

We offer a range of extended tours customised for IFLA 2002 delegates and Accompanying Persons. However, should you wish to explore independently, there are many tour operators offering 3, 4 and 7 day packages around Scotland, England and Wales. Whilst many of these start in Edinburgh, David Urquhart Travel offer an extensive choice of tours departing from Glasgow. Visit: www.davidurquharttravel.co.uk


Being a large city, which plays host to conferences of all sizes on a frequent basis, Glasgow possesses an extremely diverse array of accommodation. A wide range of accommodation is available for IFLA 2002, all within a 2-mile radius of the Conference Centre. From en suite university rooms to 5-star hotels, there is a wide choice to suit every budget. Enquire, too, about hotels with family rooms. Should delegates wish to stay further afield, or to be more in the centre of nightlife, or near to one of Glasgow's many parks, then use can be made of Glasgow's extensive public transport system. There are a number of options for reaching the Conference Centre, including underground train/ low-level train, bus or taxi. To book accommodation and for full listing of terms and conditions, please print the .pdf file that will be available from this spot soon.

Hotel Pricing (5 and 4 star rating)

Number of Rooms


Twin/Double *
(based on 2 sharing)
Hilton Glasgow
5 Star hotel with full leisure facilities, located in city centre.
Millennium Hotel Glasgow
4 Star, recently refurbished hotel located in George Square. Close to rail link for SECC
(H) Glasgow Moat House (Now fully booked!)
4 Star hotel adjacent to the SECC. Full leisure facilities and parking
4 Star hotel located in city centre
The Carlton George Hotel
4 Star hotel located in city centre. Close to rail link for SECC
Holiday Inn Glasgow
4 Star hotel located in city centre close to main city's shopping centre
Arthouse Hotel
4 Star hotel located in city centre by main shopping centre and restaurant area
Glasgow Marriott
4 Star hotel with full leisure facilities located in city centre. Close to rail link for SECC
Thistle Glasgow
4 Star hotel with full leisure facilities. Located in city centre
Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor
4 Star hotel located in Glasgow's popular west end
Novotel Glasgow
4 Star city centre close main shopping and restaurant area
Langs Hotel
4 Star hotel located in the heart of the city centre
Milton Hotel
4 Star hotel located in city centre with full leisure facilities. Close to rail link for SECC.

All prices are in GBP and are per person per night, inclusive of government tax at 17.5% and breakfast (unless otherwise stated).

(H) Headquarters Hotel

*Twin has two beds; double has one bed

Hotel Pricing (3 and 2 star rating plus University rooms)

Number of Rooms


Twin/Double *
(based on 2 sharing)
Jarvis Ingram Hotel
3 Star hotel located in city centre close to rail link to SECC
Holiday Inn Glasgow City West
4 Star hotel located in city centre
Quality Hotel Central
3 Star hotel with full leisure facilities located adjacent to rail link for SECC
Express By Holiday Inn, Glasgow City - Central Station
3 Star hotel located in city centre. Close to rail link to SECC
Express by Holiday Inn City Centre Theatreland
3 Star hotel located in city centre
Glasgow City Travel Inn Metro
3 Star hotel located by George Square. Close to rail link for SECC
(E) City Inn
3 Star hotel adjacent to the SECC. Rates quoted are room only
Days Inn
3 Star hotel located south of the River Clyde. Full car parking facilities. Continental Breakfast.
Bewleys Hotel
3 Star hotel located in heart of city centre close to main shopping and restaurant areas. Room only rate
Premier Lodge City Centre
2 Star hotel located in city centre
Strathclyde Graduate Business School
37.50 **
2 Star hotel located in city centre
University of Glasgow Kelvinhaugh Gate
not available
Campus accommodation in west end. Full ensuite facilities, Continental Breakfast and Parking.
University of Strathclyde
not available
Campus accommodation situated in city centre. Ensuite facilities available and full Scottish Breakfast.

All prices are in GBP and are per person per night, inclusive of government tax at 17.5% and breakfast (unless otherwise stated).

(E) Headquarters Hotel

*Twin has two beds; double has one bed
** Double only available

Accompanying Persons Programme

Sharing IFLA 2002 with a partner or friend? They will be very welcome. Our Registration fee of just GBP 164.50 (including government tax of GBP 24.50)* includes:

  • Exclusive access to our Accompanying Persons Lounge - where daily newspapers and complimentary beverages will be available whilst awaiting your IFLA delegate-companion's return from conference sessions.
  • Tickets for the Exhibition Opening party (Sunday); Science Centre Civic Reception (Monday); Cultural Evening Performance (Tuesday); and Edinburgh Day and National Museums Reception (Thursday).
  • Freedom of Glasgow open-top "hop-on, hop-off" bus tour ticket. Stay on the bus for a 90-minute Guided City Tour - or spend an entire day hopping on and off the bus at many Places of Interest.
  • Edinburgh visit (Thursday) with leisure time at the International Festival
  • Choice of one free half-day tour. Other tours available at cost indicated
  • Free airport/hotel transfer (Saturday/Sunday).**
  • SECC/City late night coach transfers (Sunday - Monday) **
  • 6 day travel pass for rail or bus transport in the Glasgow area.
  • Name badge and admission to Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

    • Increased, after 15 May 2002, to GBP 188.00 (including tax of GBP 28.00)
    • Courtesy of OCLC generous sponsorship

Half day tours

Glengoyne Distillery & Loch Lomond
Wednesday 21st or Saturday 24th. (half day morning)
Travelling from Glasgow we drive to the foot of the Campsie Fells and visit Glengoyne Distillery, where we will see how Scotland's national drink is produced. For those who wish there is even a taste of the end product! At Bamaha we'll make a stop to enjoy the panoramic views of Loch Lomond before returning to Glasgow.

Price includes: Guided tour of Glengoyne Malt Whisky Distillery with tasting. Price Per Person - GBP 27.OO

Loch Lomond (Including sail on Loch)
Tuesday 20th or Friday 23rd August. (half day morning)
From Glasgow we travel along the banks of the River Clyde to Helensburgh and then by way of scenic Glen Fruin to Loch Lomond and on to Tarbet. Here we will board a cruiser for a sail on the Loch, in the shadow of Ben Lomond, during which we will have coffee & shortbread aboard. Our final drive takes us along the banks of the Loch, with magnificent views to the islands, on our homeward journey to Glasgow.

Price includes: Cruise on Loch Lomond with beverages & shortbread served during sail. Price Per Person:- GBP 30.00

All Accompanying Person tours include travel by luxury touring coach services with a Blue Badge Scottish Tourist Guide. They also include all Service charges and VAT at 17.5%. The tours are all based on a minimum 25 passengers attending. Indicate your choice - and order additional tours and tickets on the Registration Form.

Printed Conference Registration Form

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Printed Accommodation Booking Form

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