National Library Legislative Day

National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) is a two-day educational event that brings hundreds of librarians, trustees, library supporters and patrons to Washington, D.C.

Attendees spend one-day learning effective advocacy tactics and being briefed about pressing federal legislative issues that are impacting libraries. On the second day, they join other attendees from their state to meet with their members of Congress and rally support for library issues and policies. Open to the public, the event also offers attendees the opportunity to attend a reception on Capitol Hill.


Registration for National Library Legislative Day 2018 is now open. The registration fee for 2018 is $75.

To register online and pay by credit card, please fill out this form. If you would like pay by check or money order, use this PDF form. Applications can be mailed to the address below:

American Library Association

c/o Rosalind Bradley

1615 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., 1st Floor

Washington, D.C. 20009-2520 

Hotel Information

To make reservations at the Liaison Hotel:

  • Hotel registration is now closed. Our room block at the Liaison Hotel is full. To find another hotel in the area, check out our hotel list.

Travel scholarships and grants

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