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Transportation Library

Transportation Library

The Northwestern University Transportation Library was founded in 1958 to support the curricula and research programs of the Northwestern University Transportation Center and Northwestern's Center for Public Safety. Containing more than 500,000 items, the Transportation Library is one of the largest transportation information centers in the world, encompassing information on all transportation modalities, including air, rail, highway, pipeline, water, urban transport, and logistics. It includes significant collections on law enforcement, police management, and traffic enforcement. Its collection of environmental impact statements is one of the most complete in the US.

Transportation and law enforcement books, journal articles, digital collections, environmental impact statements, and more are indexed in Transportation Library Collections, the library’s online catalog. Researchers from around the world in the fields of transportation, law enforcement, and environmental impact assessment are encouraged to use the Transportation Library in accordance with its policies and procedures.

The Library’s collections are available to the general public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and it provides reference assistance via email, telephone or in-person (appointments highly encouraged).


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