Visiting the Fest

Parking & Transportation

If you are driving to campus, please note that all Park Mobile zones on Tulane’s campus will be suspended for the duration of the festival. Reserved All Hours spots, fire zones and loading zones will still be enforced. Additional parking is available in the Diboll Garage and at University Square at 200 Broadway. For more campus parking detail, view Tulane’s 2021-2022 campus parking map here.     

Note, if you are parking in Diboll Garage, indicate that you are attending Book Fest for free entry into the garage.   

Parking is also available on Loyola’s campus in the Freret Garage and West Road Garage on a first come, first served basis. Please note Park Mobile will be enforced in these spaces. If you haven’t downloaded the app, you can do so here. While it is at a premium, street parking around the Tulane neighborhood is also a possibility for guests. Be mindful of any zone restriction signs in the area.    

Rideshares are encouraged through the Uber and Lyft apps. Use an easy drop off point at 6811 Freret St., New Orleans, Louisiana 70118.  

Free shuttle services

Free shuttle services will also be provided during the festival:  

Thursday 
 
4 – 7:30 p.m.  Shuttles will run from the Diboll Garage to the middle of campus every 20 minutes. Shuttles will pick up on Ben Weiner Drive and run continuously to drop off near Book Fest stages. Alternately, it is a five-minute walk from Diboll to the center of campus.  

Friday 
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Shuttles will run from the Diboll Garage to the middle of campus every 20 minutes. Shuttles will pick up on Ben Weiner Drive and run continuously to drop off near Book Fest stages. Alternately, it is a five-minute walk from Diboll to the center of campus. Additional shuttles will run from University Square at 200 Broadway to Devlin Fieldhouse on Freret.  

Saturday 
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Shuttles will run from the Diboll Garage to the middle of campus every 20 minutes. Shuttles will pick up on Ben Weiner Drive and run continuously to drop off near Book Fest stages. Alternately, it is a five-minute walk from Diboll to the center of campus. Additional shuttles will run from University Square at 200 Broadway to Devlin Fieldhouse on Freret. 

ADA Parking

The university’s Interactive Campus Map shows ADA spaces (check the Parking box to view). There are two ADA parking spaces located beside the elevators on each floor of the Diboll Garage. To park in ADA spaces, you must have a state-issued placard or license plate.  

Free bus rides

Free bus rides to Family Day from a library near you!   
Shuttles will provide free round-trip rides to Family Day from the below library locations to drop off in front of Devlin Fieldhouse on Freret. Pick-ups from each branch are at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. respectively. Departures from Tulane back to the library branches are at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.     

Algiers Regional Library 3014 Holiday Drive  
East New Orleans Regional Library 564 Read Boulevard  
Norman Mayer Library 3001 Gentilly Boulevard 

Dining

Plenty of food options are available in and around Tulane during your time at the fest! Food trucks will be on site in addition to our main university dining centers, The Commons and the Lavin-Bernick Center. A full list of dining options around Tulane’s campus can be found here.

Visiting the Fest

Accommodations

Enjoy a special, discounted rate of $249/night, plus tax, for a single king or double queen room — available only to New Orleans Book Festival guests — by clicking here.

Please note, the cut-off date for booking the rooms at the special rate is February 23, 2022