Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME:Phoenix Transit/RPTA Library (The)

Catalog:
Library

Date of Last Update:
2009-11-03

Name of library or information center:
Phoenix Transit/RPTA Library (The)

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
Regional Public Transportation Authority (Vallley Metro)

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)?:
yes

Describe any special conditions for accessing your resources or services (e.g. by appointment, affiliations required):
Most material is non-circulating, except in-house. Outside patrons are encouraged to use our copying machines.

Provide a description of your information collection:
Books, reports, surveys, budget and finance, statistical summaries, inventories, texts/manuals, laws, news clipping, and consultant material. Also, videos. Materials are all related to transportation with emphasis on public transit, with minor weight given to urban planning and finance.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
Transit technology, facilities, and system planning

# Professional Staff:
0

# Support Staff :
0

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:


Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Don Phillips

Address:

302 N. 1st Ave, Suite 900 ,

City:
Phoenix

State:
AZ

Zip:
85003

Country:
USA

Mailing Address (if different):

Main phone:
602-262-7242

Fax Number:
602-495-2002

Main email:
don.phillips@phoenix.gov

Website:


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:

Books/monographs:
3400.0

Journal, magazine and newspaper titles (print or digital, current or discontinued):
36.0

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?:
1986

What days and hours are library services provided?:
8:00-4:30; M-F

If your library produces an online newsletter or other form of outreach publication, please provide a link or enter the name of the publication.:
Alpha index and alpha index by subject of all printed materials. Quarterly library report to agenies of other municipalities within the MPO.

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?:
none

Do you lend through OCLC?:

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

What fees do you charge for lending?:
none

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:
$.12 per page fee has been set by the City of Phoenix

What fees do you charge for research or other services?:
none


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


Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:

Catalog:

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:
in preparation

Staff person name :
Don Phillips

Staff person title:
Administrative Aide

Staff person phone:
602-534-2145

Staff person email:
don.phillips@phoenix.gov

Full or Part Time:


Expertise:


Languages: