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IFLAPARL, parliamentary section of IFLA, applies the general IFLA objectives to particular situation of legislative libraries, assists the work of parliamentary librarians and researchers by enhancing the exchange of information and best practices, promoting the adaptation of the latest ICT solutions, by developing cooperation and networking, also with the organizations like Inter-Parliamentary Union or European Centre for Parliamentary Research and Documentation. Additional information can be found at IFLAPARL organizes also an annual satellite meeting prior to the IFLA World Library and Information Congress. In 2017, it is held in Warsaw.

The Sejm Library and the Senate Analyses, Documentation and Correspondence Office are the host of the IFLAPARL 33rd annual Pre-Conference for libraries and research services for parliaments. We encourage interested persons to register as early as possible.

Please note: there are no fees to attend the Pre-Conference, but participants are responsible for their own travel, meals, insurance and accommodation costs (see section: General information).

Important dates to remember


16 February 2017 Start of on-line registration (Please note that the organizers foresee only
on-line registration, the registration on-site will not be available)
20 June 2017 End of on-line registration
15 July 2017 Deadline for the confirmation of attendance by participants
15-18 August 2017 IFLAPARL Pre-Conference

Public holiday

Please note that 15 August is a public holiday in Poland. Public offices and most shops are closed on that day, as well as many tourist attractions. Routes and timetables of public transport will also be changed (links to the timetables can be found in the section Transport in General information).

Conference venue

The Pre-Conference takes place in the Sejm and Senate seats in Warsaw, Wiejska street 4/6/8.

Main entrance to the Senate – BII

Building entrance BII: For all days of the Pre-Conference, participants will use the main entrance to the Senate (building B). Click an image to view at full size.

WiFi: The Sejm and Senate buildings have a public wireless networks (WiFi) called „PRESS” (in the Sejm) and „SENAT” (in the Senate). No password is required.

Photos: Participants of the Pre-Conference are welcome to take photos for personal, non-commercial purposes, although taking photos of members of the Marshal’s Guard and pyrotechnic devices is not allowed.

Smoking: Smoking is strictly prohibited in all buldings of the Sejm and Senate, except for designated smoking areas in the Sejm.

Map of the premises of the Sejm and the Senate

Dietary restrictions

Please note: every meal ensured by the organizers will have a vegetarian option. All dishes will be described in English, containing information about main ingredients.



Sejm Library (Chancellery of the Sejm)
ul. Wiejska 4/6/8, 00-902 Warszawa
Tel.: +48 22 6942061
Fax: +48 22 6941778

Analyses, Documentation and Correspondence Office (Chancellery of the Senate)
ul. Wiejska 6, 00-902 Warszawa
Tel.: +48 22 6949056, +48 22 6949533


Previous Pre-Conference: IFLAPARL 2016 Pre-Conference, Washington, D.C.

Last update: 14 February 2017