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State Transportation Library

The State Transportation Library provides reference and research services serving the transportation community. The Library's collection covers all modes and aspects of transportation. Resources include materials on Transit, Rail, Motor Vehicles, Roads, Bridges, Pedestrians, Bicycles, and Design and Planning.

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Remote Access - Provides access to databases with a valid library card barcode number.

Users can also access these Databases from Computer Workstations within the Library
  • Infotrac Databases
  • Massachusetts Newspapers
  • Magazines in Massachusetts Libraries
  • Books Online
  • Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections
  • Digital Collections

Additional Services

  • Materials on transportation, environment, engineering, planning, design, construction, management and computers.
  • Depository for publications for the Federal Transit Administration and the Federal Highway Administration.
  • Access Online to Magazine and Newspaper Articles, Archives and Special Collections, Digital Collections and Library Catalogs.
  • Document Delivery using OCLC Interlibrary Loan.
  • Public Review Documents of State Transportation Agencies.
  • Special Collections
    Archival Collection
    John Henry Ackerman Railroad Collection
  • Metro Boston Library Network
    The State Transportation Library is part of the Metro Boston Library Network

Borrowing of Materials

Government Employees are eligible for Library borrower's cards. Other Library users can borrow circulation materials by contacting their local library through the OCLC system

Reference Service

Library staff is available to provide answers to reference questions received from the general public. Please allow for a reasonable amount of time for a response, due to the volume of questions or in-depth nature of the question. Reference assistance is by appointment or by e-mailing the library at

The State Transportation Library does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to the operation of its services. Individuals who need auxiliary aids for effective communication in services of the library are invited to make their needs and preferences known to the Chief Librarian and Archivist.
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