Transportation Libraries and Information Centers

NAME:Linda Hall Library


Date of Last Update:

Name of library or information center:
Linda Hall Library

Name of parent organization (if applicable):

Title of person to which library or information center director reports:

Is your information center a member of a Transportation Knowledge Network?:
Not a TKN Member

Do you provide access to your information collection to the general public (either on-site or on-line, with or without a fee)?:

Describe any special conditions for accessing your resources or services (e.g. by appointment, affiliations required):

Provide a description of your information collection:
The Linda Hall Library is a privately-endowed research library of science, engineering, and technology that is open to the public. The Linda Hall is used extensively by companies, academic institutions and individuals throughout the world. It is located on the site of the Hall's former home on a 14 acre arboretum in Kansas City, Missouri. The public is welcome to use the collections within the library without cost. Tours of the library and grounds are available daily. The Library was established by the wills of Herbert and Linda Hall and opened in 1946.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
With its 1995 acquisition of the Engineering Societies Library, the Library offers technical meeting papers from each associated engineering society, including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME). Additionally, the collection of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) broadens an already strong collection in Aerospace engineering and history. The Library also owns a significant collection of historical and current engineering standards and specifications issued by industry and government.

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# Support Staff :

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:

Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Mary Moeller


5109 Cherry Street ,

Kansas City




Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
(816) 363-4600

Fax Number:
(816) 926-8790

Main email:;


Do you provide online training courses?: No

Do you provide onsite training courses?:

Do you maintain a knowledge base of lessons learned or best practices?: No

Do you maintain a directory of experts or provide referrals to experts as part of your services?:No

Are any of your training materials catalogued into OCLC?: No

If you are affiliated with a library, please provide its name:

What types of data sets do you provide?:

What export formats do you offer?:

What types of metadata do you provide to help users locate or interpret data sets?:

Organization Type:Other

Detailed Collection Information:

Please estimate the number of items in your information collection:


Journal, magazine and newspaper titles (print or digital, current or discontinued):

Printed technical reports, plans, manuals, standards:

Digital documents (e.g. PDF's or e-books):

Microfiche/microfilm items:

Photographs or image files:

Videotapes and CDs:

Other items (e.g. schedules, maps, drawings, etc.):

Does your staff have access to commercial (for fee) information databases – either directly or through your parent organization?:

Do you offer your patrons access to commercial (for fee) information databases – either remotely or within your library?:

Please list the major commercial information databases to which your library subscribes.:

Library Services and Affiliations

In what year was the library first established?:

What days and hours are library services provided?:
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

If your library produces an online newsletter or other form of outreach publication, please provide a link or enter the name of the publication.:

OCLC Code (if applicable):

What percentage of your collection is cataloged in OCLC with your library’s symbol?:
85 percent

With which OCLC Groups is your library affiliated?:

Please list names of other library consortia or networks to which your library belongs:

Do you offer interlibrary loans?:

Do you lend through OCLC?:

What is your lending policy (briefly describe or provide a link)?:
See website at

What fees do you charge for lending?:
See website at

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:
See website at

What fees do you charge for research or other services?:
See website at

Library Resources and Facilities

What is your library’s approximate annual budget – excluding staffing and facilities costs?:
$100,000 or above

What is your library’s primary funding source?:

Does your library have access to conference/meeting space?:

Do you offer use of computers with internet access to your users?:

Do you have access to digitization and OCR hardware/software?:

What specialized software do you have access to? (e.g. web publishing, desktop publishing, multimedia):

Special Collections

Please list any special collections that you maintain

Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:


Catalog Name:

Catalog Type:
General Integrated Library System (ILS)

Name of software used for catalog (enter “none”, ‘home grown”, or name of commercial package):

Is your catalog accessible outside of your organization?:

Please provide a link to your catalog:

Staff person name :
Ben Gibson

Staff person title:
Head of Document Services

Staff person phone:

Staff person email:

Full or Part Time:
Full Time