Date of Last Update:
Name of library or information center:
Washington State DOT Library
Name of parent organization (if applicable):
Washington State Department of Transportation
Title of person to which library or information center director reports:
Director, Office of Research and Library Services
Is your information center a member of a Transportation Knowledge Network?:
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):
Although our primary clientele is WSDOT staff, most materials also circulate to Washington State Library card holders.
Provide a description of your information collection:
Transportation administration, highway transportation, public transit including the world's largest ferry system, rail and air transportation in the areas of planning, design, construction, maintenance, operations and safety.
What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:
In depth TRB and AASHTO publications; state reports; broad transportation coverage, historical WSDOT publications.
# Professional Staff:
# Support Staff :
Special notes or comments about your library or information center:
The WSDOT Materials Laboratory Library is a branch of our library and its holdings are in our online catalog. The Washington State Ferries division of WSDOT also has two technical library collections; no online holdings.
Name of Primary Contact:
P.O. Box 47425 , 310 Maple Park SE, Room SC-15
Mailing Address (if different):
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:State DOT
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):
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.:
IHS (ASTM and AASHTO standards), Lexis-Nexis, ASCE, CivilEngineeringNetBase
Library Services and Affiliations
In what year was the library first established?:
What days and hours are library services provided?:
8:00 - 5:00, 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.:
Monthly New Acquisitions List on Library Home Page
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?:
TLCat, LSTR, LVIS
Please list names of other library consortia or networks to which your library belongs:
CLIO (Consortium of Libraries in Olympia sharing online catalog); Olympia Area Libraries; NTKN (National Transportation Knowledge Network)
Do you offer interlibrary loans?:
Do you lend through OCLC?:
What is your lending policy (briefly describe or provide a link)?:
If you loan for free, so do we. AV, reference and some historical items not loaned.
What fees do you charge for lending?:
None for reciprocal lenders. For non-reciprocal lenders, charge $10.00 for photocopy, $15.00 for loan.
What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:
Up to 30 pages free; larger jobs taken to Printing Services and charged.
What fees do you charge for research or other services?:
None at this time.
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):
Adobe Acrobat Professional
Please list any special collections that you maintain
WSDOT Research Reports (WA-RD series); Historical manuals and other historical departmental publications; WSDOT Folios.
Catalogs: Please list any online catalogs that you maintain:
WSDOT Catalog, part of Washington State Library catalog.
Name of software used for catalog (enter “none”, ‘home grown”, or name of commercial package):
Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Is your catalog accessible outside of your organization?:
Please provide a link to your catalog:
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