The information and power of 40 transportation libraries' collections in your hands.
In 2004, the National Transportation Library launched TLCat: a joint effort of NTL, the Midwest Transportation Knowledge Network (MTKN), and the OCLC international bibliographic utility to provide meta-search capability across the resources of the nation's largest transportation libraries. Advanced search features include the option of limiting by format, date range, language, and other parameters.
As one of the charter libraries participating in TLCat, we were the only owner-operator library participating in this visionary collaboration. Since then, the TLCat initiative has added dozens more.
This union catalog now includes our library holdings as well as the following U.S. institutions' collections:
And these Canadian participants:
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Our historic legacy of photographs, manuscripts, and other items document the important and unique role of transportation in Southern California history and culture
Our extensive collection of books, reports, and studies as well as dynamic, innovative services support staff, academia, other research institutions and the public
We capture, organize, store, maintain, secure, retrieve and provide documents, correspondence, public records requests, and other records.
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