Transportation Libraries and Information Centers

NAME:Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Library (The)


Date of Last Update:

Name of library or information center:
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Library (The)

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority

Title of person to which library or information center director reports:
Manager - Support Services

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:
Records of the history and formation of transit service in Cleveland and surrounding area from mid-1800's to the present. Includes Cleveland Railway, Cleveland Transit, Shaker Rapid and others.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
History of transit in Cleveland from mid-1800's

# Professional Staff:

# Support Staff :

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:
There is no central location for our holdings. Many have been donated to the Western Reserve Historical Society. They are available to the public.

Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Carol Thomas


1240 W. 6th 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:Public Transit Agency

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.):
Our collection is in many different formats. Some of our collection has been donated to the Western Reserve Historical Society.

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?:

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?:
Arranged at our discretion.

Do you lend through OCLC?:

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

What fees do you charge for lending?:
none (excludes shipping)

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:
$0.05 per page

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

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

Engineering drawings of bridges and viaducts from 1906. Annual reports 1901 to present

Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:


Catalog Name:

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 :
Carol Thomas

Staff person title:
Manager - Support Services

Staff person phone:

Staff person email:

Full or Part Time: