Transportation Libraries and Information Centers

NAME:ARRB Group Ltd (M G Lay Library )


Date of Last Update:

Name of library or information center:
ARRB Group Ltd (M G Lay Library )

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
ARRB Group Ltd

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):
by appointment

Provide a description of your information collection:
The MG lay Library is recognised as the leading transport library in Australia. Strong Australian and New Zealand holdings with large holdings from other OECD countries, chiefly the UK, USA and Canada. Comprehensive collection of items published by the ARRB Group ( formerly ARRB Transport Research & the Australian Road Research Board), National Association of Australian State Road Authorities (NAASRA), and Austroads.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
Land transport; road pavements; pavement materials; transport economics; transport and the environment; transport safety; geotechnical engineering; planning and land use; transport management; vehicle design and safety; traffic engineering.

# Professional Staff:

# Support Staff :

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:
The MG Lay library produces the Australian Transport Index (ATRI) database. ATRI contains over 155,000 records and is available for subscription from Informit ( The library is also the Australian contributor to OECD's ITRD data

Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Andrew Meier


500 Burwood Highway ,

Vermont South




Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:

Fax Number:

Main email:


Do you provide online training courses?:

Do you provide onsite training courses?:

Do you maintain a knowledge base of lessons learned or best practices?:

Do you maintain a directory of experts or provide referrals to experts as part of your services?:

Are any of your training materials catalogued into OCLC?:

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:Professional Association

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?:
08:30-17:00 Mon-Fri

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):
Australian library code: VARR

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

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?:
No overseas loans. Loans within Australia to other libraries and to subscribers

Do you lend through OCLC?:

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

What fees do you charge for lending?:
AUD$22.00 (incl.GST) per item

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:
AUD$22.00 (incl.GST) per item

What fees do you charge for research or other services?:
Literature searches from AUD$100

Library Resources and Facilities

What is your library’s approximate annual budget – excluding staffing and facilities costs?:

What is your library’s primary funding source?:
Australian Federal, State and Territory Government Road Authorities under the National Interest Services (NIS) program.

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:
Road Research Register - online searchable database of Australian and New Zealand road-related research projects

Catalog Type:
Data Catalog

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

Is your catalog accessible outside of your organization?:

Please provide a link to your catalog:

Staff person name :
Andrew Meier

Staff person title:
Library Manager

Staff person phone:

Staff person email:

Full or Part Time:


Information Architecture