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Collaboration, Advocacy, and Recruitment:
Area and International Studies Librarianship Workshop

October 30-31, 2013
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Transportation, Directions, and IU Campus Parking

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AIRPORT:

The closest commercial airport is the Indianapolis International Airport, which is located approximately one hour north of Bloomington. You may rent a car, take an airport-Bloomington shuttle, or use a private car..

All transportation (car rentals, shuttles, and private limo services) leaves from the airport's Ground Transportation Center (on the ground level of the terminal, directly across from the baggage claim area). Advance reservations online are recommended (but vending machines are available on-site for the Bloomington Shuttle, and the drivers of the Star of America Shuttle sell tickets).

Shuttles:
  • GO Express Travel's Bloomington Shuttle (advance reservations $16 one-way [or $20 in the vending machines] / $32 round-trip) operates at two-hour intervals between Bloomington and the airport (schedule). Pick-up/drop-off points in Bloomington include the Indiana Memorial Union (Biddle Hotel), Holiday Inn, and Courtyard Marriott.
  • Star of America Shuttle Service (advance reservations $15 one-way [or $20 on the shuttle]) also operates on a two-hour schedule. Pick-up/drop-off points in Bloomington include the IMU (Biddle Hotel), Hampton Inn, and Hilton Garden Inn.
Limousines:

DRIVING DIRECTIONS (to Indiana Memorial Union; Google map):

From NORTH (Indianapolis Airport):
  • Exit airport terminal area and follow I-70 East to I-465 South
  • Exit I-465 South at the Harding Street exit
  • Turn right onto IN-37 South and travel 52 miles to Bloomington
  • Exit IN-37 at the first Bloomington exit (College Avenue / N Walnut St)
  • Continue south on College Avenue into Bloomington
  • Turn left onto 7th Street (north)
  • The IMU Biddle Hotel and parking lot entrance are on the right, just before the IU traffic control booth in the middle of the street
Alternate route from NORTH (slightly faster but more complex):
  • Exit airport terminal area and follow signs for the Ameriplex Parkway South
  • Turn right onto IN-67 South
  • Turn left onto IN-39 (at Martinsville)
  • Merge onto IN-37 South
  • Exit IN-37 at the first Bloomington exit (College Avenue / N Walnut St)
  • Continue south on College Avenue into Bloomington
  • Turn left onto 7th Street (north)
  • The IMU Biddle Hotel and parking lot entrance are on the right, just before the IU traffic control booth in the middle of the street
From WEST (Terre Haute):
  • Follow IN-46 East into Bloomington
  • At the intersection of SR-46/45 and College Avenue/Walnut Street, turn right onto College Avenue
  • Turn left onto 7th Street (north)
  • The IMU Biddle Hotel and parking lot entrance are on the right, just before the IU traffic control booth in the middle of the street
From EAST (Cincinnati and Louisville):
  • Follow IN-46 West into Bloomington (IN-46 becomes 3rd Street in Bloomington)
  • To reach the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU), continue west on 3rd Street to Indiana Avenue (at that point, 3rd Street will be a one-way road; Indiana Avenue is located a short block before 3rd Street becomes a two-way road again)
  • Turn right onto Indiana Avenue and then right again onto 7th Street (north)
  • The IMU Biddle Hotel and parking lot entrance are on the right, just before the IU traffic control booth in the middle of the street
From SOUTH:
  • Follow IN-37 North to the 3rd Street exit for Bloomington
  • Turn right (east) onto 3rd Street and follow it downtown (3rd Street curves and becomes Kirkwood Avenue / 5th Street)
  • Continue until Kirkwood dead-ends at Indiana Avenue
  • Turn left onto Indiana Avenue and go one block to 7th Street
  • Turn right onto 7th Street (north)
  • The IMU Biddle Hotel and parking lot entrance are on the right, just before the IU traffic control booth in the middle of the street

IUB CAMPUS PARKING:

In general, parking is limited on IUB's campus and requires payment or a permit (including disabled parking spaces). The workshop will be held in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center on north Jordan Avenue, close to the Herman B Wells Library. No parking is currently available beside the Herman B Wells Library, however, other than handicap parking (IU handicap permit is required),.

The most convenient parking options (see campus parking map) for attending the workshop are the Jordan Avenue Garage (upper level) and the two Indiana Memorial Union parking lots (map; the main lot is adjacent to the IMU, and a smaller lot is located directly across 7th Street). If you park in an IMU parking lot all day and attend the Wednesday evening reception, you may have your parking pass validated at the reception, thereby allowing you to park for half-price in the IMU lot that day.

You may also purchase a daily IU parking permit (the daily rates are: "A" permit [$8] and "C" Permit [$3]). Visitor permits must be purchased in-person (not available online) and are available at the IU Parking Operations office (opens 8:00 am; to avoid receiving a ticket, you should park in the Henderson Garage while you purchase the ticket) and the IMU hotel desk (but the permits do not apply to the IMU parking lots). You may puchase permits for two days at once.

IU AND BLOOMINGTON BUS SERVICES:

IU campus buses are free to everyone. Fares on Bloomington buses (green) cost $1.00.

RELATED LINKS:

IUB Visitor Information Center
IUB Campus Map
IUB Parking
Bloomington Maps and Transportation