staff provide requested facts, data, or other information
for MnDOT employees. We provide the same services on transportation
related topics for consultants under contract to MnDOT, staff of
other state agencies, and local transportation officials in Minnesota.
As time permits, we also provide assistance on transportation
topics to the general public. You can contact us in various ways. or via the Ask a Librarian form.
Literature Searches: Librarians provide an up-to-date list of published books, reports, articles, electronic resources, and other materials on any specified topic or on the best practices in a particular field. Full-text web links will be provided when possible. Full-text requests can be made for selected results.
Delivery: Library staff will attempt to locate, acquire, and deliver a copy
of any publication requested by our primary customers (MnDOT
employees, employees of Minnesota local government transportation
and highway agencies, University faculty, staff and students affiliated
with the Center for Transportation Studies, and consultants under
contract to MnDOT).
Loans: Library staff regularly borrow
materials from other libraries anywhere in the world for use by
MnDOT employees, consultants under contract to MnDOT, and local
transportation officials in Minnesota. Daily courier service is
provided for delivery of materials from the University of Minnesota
and the MINITEX interlibrary loan (ILL) system. NOTE: please allow at least 2 weeks for ILL processing.
Routing Service: Library staff route current issues of periodicals
to MnDOT employees statewide. This cost-saving service enables
knowledge dissemination and sharing of new developments in fields
such as transportation, business, government, finance, computers,
and information systems management to name a few. The MnDOT Library periodicals collection of nearly four
hundred titles is also available for reference and circulation
services for staff and customers.
Library Materials: MnDOT Library publishes this listing of materials recently added to
our collections every month. It also contains short notes about
changes to our library services and other items of interest to
our customers. Transportation librarians and transportation professionals
in Minnesota can ask to be placed on the e-mail list to receive
them as they are published.
WiFi: The library can provide free WiFi to customers in the public areas of Central Office building (e.g., library or cafeteria). A unique username and password are required. Just ask us for a login.
Study and Work Areas: The library provides various options for working in the library either alone or with colleagues.