The VDOT Research Library is located at the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC) in Charlottesville.
The library promotes research excellence and innovation by helping all VDOT employees locate the right information at the right time and in the right format. This ultimately saves the Virginia Department of Transportation both time and money.
The VDOT Research Library is among the oldest DOT-affiliated transportation libraries in the nation.
It dates to 1954, a few years after the creation of the Virginia Council of Highway Investigation and Research through the old Highway Department’s joint agreement with the University of Virginia.
Today, the library has one of the nation’s largest collections of scientific and technical research materials, with a focus on transportation and highway research.
It is the only resource of its kind in Virginia and the largest transportation library in the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Region II.
In 2004, the library completed an ambitious automation project that makes its collections accessible throughout VDOT and the University of Virginia. Researchers and students now can access its collection from their desktops.
The library focuses its services primarily on VTRC researchers, VDOT employees and U.Va. students.
The public is welcome to visit the library to use its collection in house.
VDOT Research Library
530 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Telephone: (434) 293-1902
Fax: (434) 293-4196
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding state holidays.