ICOLC meeting 2019 in Luxembourg City

Luxembourg City, shutterstock

From October 20 to October 23 the Luxembourg Consortium and the National Library of Luxembourg are hosting the 2019 annual European ICOLC meeting.

The International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) is an informal, self-organized group currently comprising approximately 200 library consortia in North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. Twice per year ICOLC conducts meetings dedicated to keeping participating consortia informed about issues of importance to directors, governing boards, and libraries of consortia. Only consortial staff and members are permitted to attend the meetings. There is no vendor area.


Please have a look at the draft program here.


Registration is open until 1st of October 2019. If you want to register please click on the link below and you are automatically redirected to the registration form.

Registration form.

Early Bird registration fee (until 31st August 2019): 150,00 EUR (0% VAT)

Standard registration fee (until 1st October 2019): 250,00 EUR (0% VAT)

Registration includes:

  • Sunday Evening: Opening reception
  • Monday and Tuesday: Break refreshments and lunch
  • Tuesday Evening: Conference dinner (offsite)
  • Wednesday: Break refreshments and takeaway lunch

Cancellation policy:

Full refunds less a 10% administration fee will be granted to cancellations received by October 1st, 2019. No refunds will be issued after this date. Refunds will be processed after the conference. Substitute delegates are welcome.


Have a look at the hotels and choose the one you prefer here. Important: Book as early as possible! Please check the reservation deadlines in the hotel list and be aware that all hotels will be fully booked for October.

How to get to the meeting

The meeting is taking place in the new building (opening 1st of October) of the National Library of Luxembourg, 37D, avenue John F. Kennedy Luxembourg / Kirchberg.

Click here for some pictures.

Link to the map with hotels and venue.

Public transport is well developed in Luxembourg City. The bus is still the most flexible mode of transportation. There is also one tram line connecting the most important places in Kirchberg. Due to dense traffic during rush hours the tram is the better option.

Plan your trip with public transport  here.


Luxembourg has an airport offering direct flights to the whole of Europe. Luxembourg airport is situated in Findel, 20 minutes from the National Library (there is a bus line 16 every 10 minutes)


Train station

A 2 hours ride on the train is connecting Luxembourg train station to Paris Est. The Luxembourg train station is in the city center and a 15 minutes walk away from the old city. It takes 20 minutes to go from the National Library to the train station by bus.

Travel planner.

Country information

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a small country in western Europe with borders to Belgium in the west and the north, to Germany in the East and to France in the south. The capital of Luxembourg, Luxembourg City has along with Strasbourg and Brussels an outstanding meaning for the European Union since some of European institutions are located in Luxembourg City, thus the highest judicial authority in the EU, the European Court of Justice. Due to its strong economic situation and the fact of being situated in the heart of Europe between France, Germany and Belgium, Luxembourg is a very multicultural country. In addition to the national language Luxembourgish, French and German are also official languages.

Please click here to get more information about Luxembourg.