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ODOT Library



​Thlibrary2.JPGe ODOT library serves as a technical information resource for our agency, as well as providing services to other state, county and local government agencies, and the general public. The collection includes a comprehensive selection of transportation-related publications, journals, and standards, including titles from American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Transportation Research Board (TRB), Federal Highway Association (FHWA), and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In addition, the library houses the ODOT History Center, which offers an extensive collection of historic photos, reports, maps and documents covering the 100+ year history of the agency.

The ODOT Library provides:

  • Professional and technical reference books and manuals
  • Technical information and specialized transportation research assistance
  • Interlibrary loan services for items not found in the ODOT Library
  • Online access to standards and journals (ODOT employees only), and databases for research assistance
  • Study guides and resources for FE and PE exams
  • Reference materials, including Oregon Laws (1911-current), Oregon Blue Book (1911-current), and ODOT biennial and annual reports

The library is part of the ODOT Research Section, located at the Mill Creek Building in Salem.



 Library Catalog


The ODOT Library catalog allows you to search the library collections.  Items can be sent to offices outside the Salem area; simply phone or email to request a loan.  Items not found in the collection can generally be obtained from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan. 


Click here to access the catalog.






 Journals and Standards


Access to these resources is provided to ODOT employees only.  They are IP authenticated, so they can only be viewed from ODOT machines.



ASTM Compass Portal: This ASTM/AASHTO package allows access to current and historical ASTM standards, as well major AASHTO publications.  (Click here to view titles).  You will need to register for the first use only. User Guide  WebEx training video (34 min 44 sec)


Other AASHTO PDF Titles (Intranet)


ASCE.pngASCE Library: American Society of Civil Engineers Full-text articles from 33 journal titles 1983 - current, and conference proceedings 1996-current.  ASCE e-books and standards are also available through this portal. No log-in is required from ODOT machines.





Journal of the American Planning Society: Full-text articles 1935-current.  No log-in is required from ODOT machines.





Transportation Research Record: The Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Full-text 1996-current.  Older hard-copy volumes can be accessed through the ODOT Library. No log-in is required from ODOT machines



Other TRB Journal Series


If you have questions or difficulties with any of these sites, contact the ODOT Library.

Ph: 503-986-3280,or email: laura.e.wilt@odot.state.or.us


 Content Guides and Electronic Resources

LibGuides: Libguides offer a platform for gathering and organizing resources for research requests.  Some of these guides were created by the ODOT librarian in response to specific requests from within the agency; others were prepared by other transportation librarians - several as a group effort.  LibGuides are offered through a subscription negotiated by the FHWA transportation libraries pooled fund study.
Copyright information for state employees: This brochure gives basic information on copyright, and what it means specifically for public servants.  It also contains information about Creative Commons licenses.
TRID: Integrated database maintained by TRB.  It incorporates the records of TRB’s Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD’s Joint Transport Research Centre’s International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database. Current research projects are listed in addition to published transportation reports and resources.
TRT: The Transportation Research Thesaurus (TRT) is a tool to improve the indexing and retrieval of transportation information. The thesaurus covers all modes and aspects of transportation. The TRT's purpose is to provide a common and consistent language between producers and users of transportation information.
Search across state DOTs: Custom Google search that allows you to search the websites of all 50 state DOTs and D.C.
  • Transportation Meta Search: Combines the DOT search with searches across public transit agencies, university transportation centers, LTAP and TTAP centers, and metropolitan planning organizations.

Oregon State Library State Employee Information Center: Provides access to the State Library catalog, as well as databases and resources aimed at helping state employees do their jobs.  Resources include Scopus search engine, Books 24/7 collection of electronic publications, legal databases, and more.

Google Scholar: allows you to search scholarly works, including articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.




​The ODOT Library is part of the Transportation Development Division, Research Section. It is located at the Mill Creek Building, 555 13th St. NE, Salem, OR 97301. Normal hours are 8-4:30 Monday - Thursday.  Appointments are recommended to ensure the librarian will be available to serve you.


Contact information:
Laura Wilt, MLIS, Librarian