Conference Hotel

Conference Floor Plan

PLEASE NOTE: We have officially filled our conference room block at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. The hotel is working to get additional rooms into our block and may have some nights available at varied prices. Please check with the hotel online or by phone (1-888-444-OMNI) if you are interested in staying at the conference hotel.

2500 Calvert Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
+1-202-234-0700 | website | Floor Plan

Getting to Omni Shoreham


A select amount of rooms have been reserved at the Omni Shoreham hotel, starting at the per diem rate of $182 per night (plus applicable taxes.) This rate is available until January 22, or until all the rooms in the conference room block are reserved, whichever comes first. You can make hotel reservations on the Code4Lib meeting page for the Omni Shoreham.

For alternative lodging options, the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel is a 6 minute (0.3 mile) walk to the conference venue. There are also a variety of hostels in the nearby Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle neighborhoods.


There are several different venues for the preconference workshops held on February 13th; not all are held at the conference hotel. Workshops are located at the Omni Shoreham, local public libraries, or the Catholic University of America campus. Please check your workshop's location.


Great Hall at the Library of Congress

Great Hall
Thomas Jefferson Building
Library of Congress
10 First Street SE
Washington, DC 20540
(202) 707-8000 or | Visiting the Library

Directions to the Jefferson Building

Don't forget your conference nametag and lanyard!

Using plain words: From the Omni, walk 0.1 miles to the Woodley Park – Zoo Metro Station. Take the Red line towards Glenmont to Union Station. When you exit Union Station, cross Columbus Circle and head left to First Street NE. Take a right onto First Street NE and walk .5 mi south to The Jefferson Building at 10 First Street NE. Travel time door to door is an estimated 30 minutes.

The main visitor entrance is through the doors at the top of the Grand Staircase facing First Street SE between Independence Avenue SE and East Capitol Street. Entrance for ADA or anyone with strollers or rolling bags is at the driveway level beneath the Grand Staircase.

Using technology:

Reception Details

When: Thursday, Feb 15th from 7:00pm-9:00pm

Light refreshments and drinks will be provided.

Security: Visitors entering any building must pass through a metal detector and have their belongings screened by an x-ray machine staffed by U.S. Capitol Police (USCP). Certain items may not be brought into Library buildings. Weapons are prohibited items and include, but are not limited to, firearms, explosives, knives, razors, and boxcutters. Suitcases larger than 25"w x 15"h and bags that will not fit on the x-ray belts are prohibited. No provisions are made for holding prohibited items. All those exiting any building must pass through an electronic theft detection system and open bags for inspection by USCP.


The following galleries will be open during the reception

Northwest Gallery, Second Floor

Exploring the Early Americas

Exhibition banner for Exploring the Early Americas

North Gallery, First Floor

Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood

Exhibition banner for Mapping a Growing Nation


The Code4Lib community aims to make the conference accessible for Attendees of all abilities.

Accommodation Requests

When registering, attendees were asked to include any accessibility needs they might require. We are doing our best to meet these needs. Everyone is encouraged to contact the accessibility committee if they have questions or new accommodation needs arise. The accessibility committee may be contacted by:

  • Talking with a volunteer at the registration desk who will forward the request
  • Asking for help from a duty officer

Live Captioning

During the general conference, Code4Lib 2018 will feature live captioning. Attendees, both local and remote, may view the text stream at:

Newcomer Dinner

When: Tuesday, February 13th

The Newcomer Dinner is an opportunity for veterans of the code4lib conference to meet and welcome first-timers. Attendees sign up to join others for dinner the night before the main sessions of conference begin. See information about the dinner and the sign-up list here. Attendees are responsible in assessing the accessibility of the restaurant space of their choice.


Attendees must arrange for their own transportation to the restaurants. Most of them are within a half mile walking distance from the nearest Metrorail stop. To get a sense of the locations and neighborhoods, you can check out the Activities Map.

For restaurants that are not close to the Metrorail stops, we recommend carpooling with a local, calling a taxi, or using a ride share service. Here are some public transit options for the various neighborhoods noted in the restaurant list.

Game Night

When: Wednesday 2/14/18, 7 pm - 10 pm

Where: The Board Room, 1737 Connecticut Avenue NW WDC 20009

How to get there: Metro Red Line to Dupont Circle Station; .9 mile walk from the conference hotel

Play games? Come join fellow code4libers in a few board or card games at The Board Room! We have the second floor to ourselves, as well as unlimited access to their games library. We can bring our own games as well. See the sign up list on the Social Activities wiki to list any games you might bring with you.