Transportation Libraries and Information Centers

NAME:California State Railroad Museum Library


Date of Last Update:

Name of library or information center:
California State Railroad Museum Library

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
California State Parks

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):
Reference use only

Provide a description of your information collection:
History of railroads in California, Nevada and the West.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:

# Professional Staff:

# Support Staff :

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:

Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Ellen Halteman


111 I Street ,





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: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.):
1 Million + photographs, timetables, maps, drawings, and railroad emphemera

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?:
1:00 - 5:00, Tues - Sat

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?:

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 ILL ( will photocopy articles, selected/specific requests)

Do you lend through OCLC?:

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

What fees do you charge for lending?:

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:
$0.20 - 0.50 per page

What fees do you charge for research or other services?:
Photographic and oversize reproduction fees upon request

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?:

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

Corporate records of Central Pacific, Southern Pacific and Western Pacific railroads and their subsidiaries.

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway collection

Railway & Locomotive Historical Society archival and photograph collection

Baldwin Locomotive Works engine specification books

Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:


Catalog Name:
INMAGIC databases

Catalog Type:

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 :
Ellen Halteman

Staff person title:

Staff person phone:

Staff person email:

Full or Part Time: