The 2017 Annual Conference

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the 28th annual conference

We are delighted to announce the 28th Annual Conference, held at one of our newest member libraries, Chawton House Library in Alton, Hampshire. This is the second to be held in the new conference format, after the successful launch in 2016 at Bromley House Library, Nottingham. We have more than doubled the number of speakers and we look forward to welcoming delegates from across the UK and the world.

The programme allows delegates to hear from some of the world's most unique library and archive collections, while also allowing delegates the chance to explore one of the UK's finest independent libraries, Chawton House Library. All are welcome - librarians, archivists, researchers, academics, as well as the general public who might like to learn more about one of the UK's key cultural industries. The ILA conference is a weekend of learning, networking, discussion and #librarychat. The ILA's AGM is held during the weekend, so all member libraries and independent members will have a chance to have their say. Please use the links below to explore our programme, and direct any enquiries to

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Full conference rate: £75
Day rate (Saturday only): £45

booking options

Register Online Here

Prefer to book via telephone? Contact Chawton House Library on 01420 541 010. Please download and complete a Registration Form (Word), and return it to Chawton House Library (you can also find a Registration Form at the end of the Programme, above). All details are given on the form itself, as well as a variety of payment options: