Transportation Libraries and Information Centers


NAME: Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority Library and Research Center

Address:
1 Gateway Plaza, 15th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012
USA

Phone:
213-922-4859

Email: library@metro.net

Date Established: 1971

Fax:
213-922-7955

Website: http://www.metro.net/library

Collection Information

Books:
60,000

Serials:
120

Microform:
12,000

 
 

Descripton
Largest transportation operator library collection open to the public. Los Angeles transportation, mass transit, urban planning, public art and demographic resources. Collection contains reports, books, studies, maps, drawings, plans, photographs, schedules, performance measurements and environmental impact reports, including many rare and one of a kind items. National Technical Information Service transportation reports 1976-present.

Subject Strengths: Urban Transportation, Mass Transit, Urban Planning, Los Angeles as a subject.

Special Collections: Archives of Los Angeles Transportation History 1873-present, MTA and its predecessor agencies, Pacific Electric, Los Angeles Railways, Los Angeles Motor Coach Lines, Metropolitan Coach Lines, Metro Transit Authority, Southern California Rapid Transit District, Los Angeles County Transportation Commission and others. 20,000 historic photographs, films, 700 video, various ephemera.

Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30am-4:30pm PST

Open to Public: Yes

Any Conditions: Non-circulating to public.

Interlibrary Loan Policies:

Loan Fees: $25 unless prior reciprocal agreement. Free to transportation libraries.

Photocopy Fees: $.10 per page, free to transportation libraries.

OCLC/RLIN Code: CRD

Cataloging System: Cybertools for Libaries

Online Catalog Internet Address:

Online Database/CD-ROM services: Available in house.

Additional Information: Online dictionary of 3200 transportation terms and acronyms, Online Archives catalog, in-house digital repository of Board of Directors meeting minutes and reports from 1958 to the present, TLCat participant.

Staff Overview

Number of Professional Staff: 4      Number of Support Staff: 3

Name: Title: Phone: Email:

Matthew Barrett

Library Adminstrator

213-922-7444

library@metro.net

Glenda Mariner

Librarian

213-922-4858

library@metro.net

Russell Wong

Librarian

213-922-7454

library@metro.net

Jim Walker

Archivist/Historian

213-922-2891

library@metro.net

Circulation Desk

213-922-4859

library@metro.net

Library Publications:

Library Network Affiliations: OCLC, Special Library Association - Transportation Division, American Library Association, American Association of Museums



Last update: January 23, 2007.