Hosts directory

The Hosts directory is exactly that - a list of CILIP members and international colleagues who are willing to host, for a day or two, a fellow library and information worker who is visiting their city or region. Hosts are located across the globe - please see the Map of hosts. 

For the host it is a chance to meet colleagues from other countries, to share experiences and to contribute, in a small way, to building bridges to international understanding and co-operation within the library and information profession. 

For the visitor, the guest, it is a chance to get to know, at first hand, something of the life of a fellow professional in a foreign country as well as the opportunity to stay with a colleague for free or at limited cost.

Prospective hosts should read the Guidelines for hosts and complete the Registration for hosts. Visitors who are looking for a host should check the Map of hosts to see if there are any hosts in the area they intend to visit and contact the Hosts directory administrator by email at Participation is entirely voluntary and no host is obliged to provide accommodation.

Registration form for hosts 

Guidelines for hosts

Guidelines for guests (to be added)

and a map

The Hosts directory administrator can be contacted by email at

If you do not receive a reply, please contact ILIG by emailing