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MLA ’18 Travel Information

02_AtlantaAirport2.jpgTravel to Atlanta

Getting around Atlanta is a breeze (and getting here is, too). Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is a quick two-hour flight for more than 80 percent of the country's population and directly accessible via non-stop flights from more than 150 U.S. cities and 75 international destinations on six continents. From baggage claim, you're less than 20 minutes from Atlanta's convention and entertainment district, with easy public transportation via MARTA or taxis, limos, and shuttles.

 For more on Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, visit this link:

Air Travel

delta-airlines-customer-service-phone-number-1.pngMLA has arranged for discounted travel on Delta Airlines.

Use the instructions below for a discount (2% - 10%, depending on zone) on Delta Airlines for travel May 13, 2018 – May 25, 2018.

Reservations and ticketing are available via Select “Book A Trip” and this will bring you to the Book A Flight page. Enter the meeting code NMQZY in the box provided. Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting reservations at 800-328-1111. Monday-Friday 7am-7pm CDT.

Ground Transportation to and from the Airport

Rail, Shuttle, and Taxi Service

MARTA – Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority

MARTA is a great way to get to and from the airport. Our Red and Gold Lines travel directly to the Domestic Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport — and when we say directly, we mean it. Airport station is conveniently INSIDE the domestic terminal and in-between the North and South baggage claims. The Airport MARTA station has a full-service RideStore and trained personnel ready and waiting to help you.

The Hyatt Regency Atlanta is adjacent to the Peachtree Center MARTA station.

Traveling to and from the Airport on MARTA:

For more information:
TTY: 404-848-5665
Accessible Format: 404=848-4037

PDF map of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)

ATL Airport Construction Notice


Wherever you are headed, count on Lyft for a ride in minutes. Download the free app at and enjoy $20 off your first ride.


Uber is a mobile application that connects riders to drivers with the push of a button. In minutes, a car will be curbside, ready to take you wherever you need to go in Atlanta. Download the free app and sign up at to enjoy a free first ride up to $20.

If you opt for a traditional cab, it’s important to be aware of Atlanta’s fare system. Flat rates are available between the airport and highly-trafficked areas like downtown, Midtown and Buckhead. Metered rates are available outside of these areas.

Atlanta Airport Taxi Service: 770-415-2375
Atlanta Taxi Cab Service & Airport Transportation: 404-935-9555
Cascade Cab Co.: 404-758-5521

Car Rental

MLA has partnered with Avis to provide rental cars at a discounted rate. Reserve a car by calling 800.331.1600. Avis representatives can ensure that you maximize your rental dollars. Please mention AWD# D317028 when you call. Book online at Avis Discount for MLA '18.

The Avis team is dedicated to your complete satisfaction.  Offices are open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central time. 


The hotel has secure, underground parking for $40.00 per day with in and out privileges. Self-parking is unavailable and space is limited.

Spot Hero    Reserve your parking in advance and get there on time, stress-free!


SpotHero is the nation’s leading parking reservation app to book convenient and affordable parking, whether it’s for an event, commute to work or even airport parking.

To reserve your parking spot for the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition, visit the Hyatt Regency Atlanta SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero iPhone | Android app and enter promo code MLA18 for an extra $5 off your first spot!

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International Visitors


When you arrive, you may be asked about the purpose of your visit. An appropriate response is "to attend a medical library annual meeting.” Keep your meeting registration handy, just in case you are asked for additional verification.

Letters of Invitation

Please contact Mary Langman at to request a letter of invitation to MLA ’18 Adapting | Transforming | Leading, May 18-23, 2018, Atlanta, Georgia for your visa application.

Please indicate whether you are just attending the meeting or are making a presentation (see below).

In your request, include:

    first name (given name)
    last name (surname)
    street address
    city, zip or postal code, and country
    email address

Please indicate which type of letter you are seeking:

  •     attending (You must be registered for the meeting.)
  •     making a presentation (You should have received an acceptance email from MLA. You still must register to attend the meeting.)

Please note that you are responsible for your own travel and meeting expenses. MLA does not pay for these costs.

We hope to welcome you to MLA ’18 Adapting | Transforming | Leading, May 18-23, 2018, Atlanta, Georgia. Please email with questions.


The city of Atlanta enjoys a mild climate throughout the year. Visitors to Atlanta in the springtime will enjoy warm weather and a fairly dry season, with daytime temperatures that can reach into the mid-80s Fahrenheit.


Thank You, MLA ’18 Sponsors

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