Transportation Libraries and Information Centers

NAME:Transportation Research Board Library

Data/Other Information Provider

Date of Last Update:

Name of library or information center:
Transportation Research Board Library

Name of parent organization (if applicable):
National Research Council

Title of person to which library or information center director reports:

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):
Appointment necessary

Provide a description of your information collection:
Primarily focused on transportation with an emphasis on highway engineering; smaller collections in other modes. Small reference collection.

What are the particular subject strengths of your collection?:

# Professional Staff:

# Support Staff :

Special notes or comments about your library or information center:
The Information Services Department at TRB produces the Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database; the Research in Progress (RiP) Database and the Research Needs Statement (RNS) Database. Also an index of all TRB papers and publications is provided on the Web.

Contact Information

Name of Primary Contact:
Lisa Loyo


500 Fifth St., NW





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?: TRB does not provide Statistical data but does index publications and research projects

What export formats do you offer?: XML, RIS, Text

What types of metadata do you provide to help users locate or interpret data sets?:

Organization Type:Federal or National 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:
DIALOG and SilverPlatter via web (TRANSPORT), FirstSearch, TRANSPORT CD-ROM, PATH, TRB CD-ROMS and approximately 165 non-TRB CD-ROM titles available. Access to Ovid, Scopus, CSA, and Ingenta through National Academy of Sciences Library

Other items (e.g. schedules, maps, drawings, etc.):
CDs:238 (about 165 non-TRB)

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.:
Through the National Academies TRB has access to Web of Science, Science Direct, Scopus, and many other fee based databases and online resources.

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.:
Annual TRB Periodicals Holding List.

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?:

Do you lend through OCLC?:

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

What fees do you charge for lending?:
Free to transportation and federal libraries, but a $10 charge to all other libraries.

What fees do you charge for supplying photocopies?:
$0.10 cents per page/orders for out-of-print TRB publications are charged $0.30 cents per page

What fees do you charge for research or other services?:
No charge for TRB publication searches.

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

TRB Annual Meeting Unpublished Preprints from 1980 to the present

Complete collection of Transportation Research Board, Highway Research Board, Cooperative Research Programs

Strategic Highway Research Program publications.

Library also maintains a collection of AASHTO publications.

Index of all TRB, HRB, SHRP and Marine board publications

Information Services maintains TRIS, RiP, and RNS Databases

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:
Available soon

Staff person name :
Bill Mcleod

Staff person title:
Database librarian

Staff person phone:

Staff person email:

Full or Part Time:



Database Management