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Early Registration Deadline
It is less than 100 days from the start of the 83rd World Library and Information Congress! This is the final reminder that the early registration rate will end after May 15. Remember that if your professional library association is an IFLA member you can register at the IFLA member rate for the Congress. Contact your national association for the correct membership number. You will need to enter the membership number on the registration form.

To register for the Congress, please visit our website.
Congress Programme Available!
The Congress Programme is now available online.

More details will be added continuously when they become available but this will allow you to start planning and mark your calendars with sessions you don’t want to miss out on.
Important Alert!
There are an increasing number of fraudulent websites and individuals that impersonate IFLA and the World Library and Information Congress.

We would like to alert all our members and potential delegates to be aware of companies claiming to be IFLA or WLIC partners and we strongly advise you to only use the official partners for registration and accommodation bookings: K.I.T. Group GmbH, or book directly with the accommodation yourself. There is only one IFLA World Library and Information Congress website; Your money may be at risk if you use unofficial websites and the IFLA does not accept any responsibility for bookings made via unofficial websites and agencies.
Accommodation in Wrocław
Please do not delay in getting your hotel reservation.
All information can be found on our website.
Wrocław University Library
The Wrocław University Library has over three hundred years of experience in serving the University and the city of Wroclaw and is the largest academic library in southwestern Poland. It holds circa 2,5 million volumes, 0,5 million of which are constituted by special collections, unique on a European scale, such as a rich collection of manuscripts and a collection of old prints which is the largest in Poland. It develops in the form of a hybrid library, combining elements of traditional and digital libraries, and is currently in the process of transferring its resources into a new, modern building. In the new building the library space will be filled up with technology. In its new form the library will support the trend of changes at European universities relying on the fact that they should not only deal with knowledge transfer but by knowledge application and innovations, generations can join in economic development of the country.

The Library will be available for a visit as part of the Wrocław’s Academic and Scientific Library Tour. More details on the IFLA WLIC 2017 website.

Wroclaw – City of Museums
We encourage IFLA delegates to explore fascinating museums in Wroclaw. Among others we recommend the following attractions:
Pan Tadeusz Museum, organized by the Ossolineum Library, is located in Wrocław Square Market. It holds the manuscript of the “Pan Tadeusz” by Polish romantic poet Adam Mickiwicz – one of the most important Polish literary texts. However, the masterpiece of Polish poetry is not the only attraction. Organized around it is all the remaining 7 topical permanent exhibition rooms, housing 20 historic exhibits, 100 games, applications and animations. There are, among others, rooms devoted to traditional Polish customs - the official, public ones, including government offices and hunting, as well as private, with the culture of home and the table.

Museum of Contemporary Art is located next to the Congress venue – the Centennial Hall, in the Four Domes Pavilion, one of the most interesting modernist buildings of Wrocław. It was designed by Hans Poelzig and built in the years 1912-1913 with the use of reinforced concrete. In 2006 it became part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. The museum presents a collection of Polish contemporary art created by the most prominent artists of the second half of the 20th century and 21st century.

Panorama of the battle of Racławice. It is an unusual museum which exhibits only one monumental picture: 114 m long and 15 m high, presenting the battle of Racłwice in 1894. It was painted by the end of 19th century, but technology applied by the authors can be compared to the contemporary 3D technology. Special, panoramic perspective, lighting and scenography constructed in front of the picture make it look multidimensional. During the visit, the viewers can listen to the history of the painting and the events presented in 16 languages (including Korean, Japanese, Croatian and Esperanto).

Museum of Architecture is the only museum in Poland solely devoted to the history of architecture and contemporary architecture. It is located in a breathtaking interior - the old Benedctine monastery, built in the second half of the 15th and the beginning of the 16th century. The purpose of the Museum was to collect and catalogue the remaining architectonic elements of the buildings destroyed during the war. The most valuable ones were gathered in a permanent, constantly growing exhibition.

Discontinuation of the Star Alliance Conventions Plus Programme

Please note that from 31st July 2017, the Conventions Plus Programme will be discontinued. From this date onward, it will no longer be possible for delegates to use the Conventions Plus booking tool.

Any booking made by delegates prior to 31st July 2017 will remain unaffected and can be flown, subject to the standard terms applicable to such bookings. All bookings under the Conventions Plus Programme must be made by delegates no later than 31st July 2017.

As an official Airline Network for the World Library and Information Congress, Star Alliance member airlines offer a discount of up to 20% on fares to Event participants.

Event participants plus accompanying persons travelling to the Event qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked.

To obtain the Star Alliance Conventions Plus discounts please visit Conventions Plus online booking tool.

To see the participating airlines please visit

Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Star Alliance Round the World fares.

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