Friday, May 26th, 2023

Grande Bibliothèque | BAnQ

475, boulevard De Maisonneuve Est



How do I get there?


By metro


The Grande Bibliothèque is located at Station Berri-UQAM, where the Green, Orange and Yellow metro lines intersect. During opening hours (9am to 9pm), the library can be accessed directly from the metro.


Please note: If you are arriving for registration between 8am and 9am, you will have to enter by the side entrance on Berri.


By bus


15 – Sainte-Catherine

30 – Saint-Denis / rue Saint-Hubert

427 – Express Saint-Joseph


By car


From the West Island/South Shore:


  • From Autoroute 20 E / 720 E / Ville-Marie take Exit 6 toward “Site Patrimonial de Montréal/Boul. Saint-Laurent/Rue Berri”
  • Entrance to the parking is on Berri, North of the Grande Bibliothèque


From Laval/North Shore/East End:


  • Take Av. Papineau to Boul. de Maisonneuve E
  • Entrance to the parking is on Berri, North of the Grande Bibliothèque


Where do I park?


Parking for the day is $13.

More information can be found here:


*Please note if you arrive before 9am, you need a security pass to take the elevator upstairs. One of our volunteers will be making trips with a security guard, so you can wait there, or exit the parking and enter the library by the side entrance on Berri.



Is the venue accessible?


  • The conference will take place on two floors, but there is an elevator between them
  • There are no steps to enter the building
  • There is wheelchair seating in the auditorium, accessible through the main floor entrance next to the café


Please contact for any other accessibility questions/requests/accommodations


Where can I eat lunch?


Click here for a non-exhaustive list of nearby restaurants.


Code of Conduct


The ABQLA Code of Conduct will be in effect during this event, as well as the Awards Cocktail.


L’Association des Bibliothécaires du Québec – Quebec Library Association (ABQLA) provides a network for its members’ mutual support through education, advocacy, and communication, and aims to do so in an open, positive, welcoming, and safe environment. We expect participants to be respectful toward one another at all events, including conferences, talks, workshops, sessions or any community event online or in a face to face environment.


We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Harassment is understood as any behaviour that threatens another person or group, or produces an unsafe environment. It includes offensive verbal comments or non-verbal expressions related to gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religious beliefs, sexual or discriminatory images in public spaces (including online), deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.


If you feel this code of conduct has been breached, please report the incident to a designated conference volunteer.

For more information about the Code of Conduct, click here.


Conference Planning Committee



Kristen Goodall

Nicholas Lobraico



Kelly Bergevin

Pascale Côté-Deschênes

Sarah Fullerton

Geneviève Gosselin

Kristen Howard

Kimberley Huard-Jones

Van Quoc Vinh

Jennifer Ricard

The Twitter hashtag for the conference is #abqla90