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MnDOT Library
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Sheila Hatchell, Library Director
M.S. 155, Room 175 Transportation Building
395 John Ireland Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55155

Phone: 651-366-3791, or 800-657-3774
TTY: 800-627-3529
FAX: 651/366-3789

Library Catalog

Videotape Catalog

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
The library is open to the public.

Subject Specialty
Transportation, engineering and policy development.

MnDOT Library supports the activities of the Department of Transportation, including the planning, design, construction and maintenance of the state's transportation programs and facilities by providing transportation officials and practitioners information faster, better and cheaper than they can for themselves. The library develops and participates in local, regional, national and international networks to facilitate information exchange between libraries and within the transportation community.

Our Customers
Our primary customers are employees of the Minnesota Department of Transportation; students, staff and faculty of the University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies; transportation staff of Minnesota cities, counties, MPOs and RPOs

We also serve employees of other Minnesota state agencies, cooperating libraries and the general public


  • Transport Database - a variant of the Transportation Research Information Service (TRIS) database.
  • MnDOT Videolog - a database of photos of every trunk highway in MN at intervals of 100 feet that can be accessed from the library but can also be accessed in MnDOT district offices
  • ARTS - a database providing information on all MnDOT sponsored research projects.

Special Collections

  • All official state highway maps - 1920-present
  • Minnesota highway and transportation specifications - 1918-present
  • Minnesota highway and transportation biennial reports - 1906-1994
  • All publications of the Highway Research Board and the Transportation Research Board
  • All publications of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
  • 1,000 videotapes

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