Library Advocacy Day - The Basics

Getting There

Directions & Logistics

Find a bus heading to Albany for Advocacy Day!  More information to come soon!

Security Information

Please plan for airport-like security measures in place in the New York State Capitol, the Legislative Office Building and its surrounding buildings. Please be prepared to pass through a metal detector and have your belongings go through an X-ray machine to enter.

All adults (16+) must show a photo ID to enter - it is recommended that attendees carry a photo ID at all times.

In addition, items that are sharp or may be construed as weapons are not allowed in any of the Empire State Plaza buildings (including "sticks" attached to Rally signs). Due to the security measures and the number of people expected in Albany that day, please leave yourself plenty of time to through security before meetings with legislators.

If you have questions, please contact the NYLA Office at

Where to Stay

NYLA has secured a block of hotel rooms at the Hilton Albany (formerly the Crowne Plaza) in downtown Albany.
Use this online portal to book your room and receive the discounted group rate of $209 per night.

NYLA Library Advocacy Day Room Block @ Hilton Albany

Book your room by January 29, 2020!

Nursing and Baby Changing Facilities

Legislative Office Buiding:

1st Floor Room 128A
2nd Floor Room 212A
3rd Floor Room 320A
4th Floor Room 439A
5th Floor Room 513A
6th Floor Room 613A
7th Floor Room 710A
8th Floor Room 812A
9th Floor Room 926A


4th Floor Room 406