Directions to ALA headquarters

American Library Association ( Google Map) | Lodging
40 E. Huron Street (mailing address is 50 E. Huron)
Chicago, IL 60611
Toll free 800-545-2433 | Direct line 312-944-6780 | Fax 312-440-9374

| Midway International Airport | O'Hare International Airport | Parking lots near ALA |

Midway International Airport ( website)    

Bus

  1. Take the number 62H bus westbound to Cicero & Archer.
  2. Transfer to the number 62 Archer northbound to Kinzie & State.
  3. Walk north on State St., past Erie.
  4. Turn right (east) on Huron. The ALA office entry at 40 East Huron should be on the left (north) side of the street.

Car

  1. Head south on Cicero.
  2. Slight left toward S. Cicero Ave/IL-50 N (signs for Arrivals).
  3. Turn right at S. Cicero Ave/IL-50 N.
  4. Turn right to merge onto I-55 N/Stevenson Expy N.
  5. Take exit 292A for I-94 W/I-90 W/Ryan Expy toward Wisconsin.
  6. Merge onto I-90 W/I-94 W.
  7. Take exit 50B for E. Ohio St.
  8. Merge onto W. Ohio St.
  9. Turn left at N. Rush St.
  10. Turn left at E. Huron St. The ALA office entry at 40 East Huron should be on the right (south) side of the street.

Elevated train ( map)

  1. From Midway Airport, follow the signs to get to the Transit Center.
  2. Take the Chicago Transit Authority Orange line elevated train to the Loop and get off at Roosevelt Road.
  3. Transfer to the Red line train and get off at Chicago Avenue.
  4. Walk east on Chicago Avenue and turn right (south) on Wabash.
  5. Go past Superior St.; the next major street will be Huron.
  6. Go left (east) on Huron. The ALA office at 40 E. Huron should be on your left (north) side of the street.

Taxi/Limo

  1. Ask to be taken to the intersection of Wabash & Huron.
  2. ALA is in the building on the corner, at 40 E. Huron. The entry faces Huron.

O'Hare International Airport ( website)    

Car ( rental site)

  1. Head southwest on I-190 W.
  2. Take the Bessie Coleman Drive exit toward Economy Parking/Kiss 'N' Fly/Rental Car Return/International Terminal 5.
  3. Merge onto I-190 E via the ramp to Chicago.
  4. Merge onto I-90 E/Kennedy Expy E.
  5. Take exit 50B for E. Ohio St.
  6. Merge onto W. Ohio St.
  7. Turn left at N. Rush St.
  8. Turn left at E. Huron St. The ALA office at 40 E. Huron should be on your right (north) side of the street.

Elevated trains

  1. Take the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Blue line train southbound to Jackson & Dearborn.
  2. Transfer to the CTA Red line train (northbound) to the Chicago Ave. stop.
  3. Walk east on Chicago Ave.; turn right (south) on Wabash.
  4. Walk past Superior St. The next major street will be Huron.
  5. Turn left (east) on Huron St. The ALA office at 40 East Huron will be on the left (north) side of the street.

OR

  1. Take the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Blue line train (southbound) to Clark & Lake.
  2. Transfer to the CTA Brown line train (northbound) to Chicago Avenue.
  3. Walk east on Chicago Avenue.
  4. Turn right (south) on Wabash Ave.
  5. Walk past Superior St. The next major street will be Huron.
  6. Turn left (east) on Huron St. The ALA office at 40 East Huron will be on the left (north) side of the street.

Parking lots near ALA    

The early bird rate is usually $13/day if in by 9 AM & out by 7 PM ; 2 hours at $15/hour; 2-4 hours at $18/hour.

  • Fordham Self Park Garage, 25 E. Superior St. (just west of ALA, on the north side of Huron, between Wabash and State St.)

  • Superior St above Whole Foods (30 W. Huron); enter lot on the south side of Huron, between Wabash and State St.

  • There is a lot on the southeast corner of Chicago and Wabash near Bernardin Chicago (747 N. Wabash).

  • Self park at Rush and Wabash (across from the Bloomindales' Home store, about a 3 block walk from ALA).