Department of Transportation


The Research Library contains materials in a variety of formats including print, CD-ROM, DVD, videocassette, Portable Document Format (PDF), and links to online items.  You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDF files.

Materials arrive from many sources including the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and its cooperative research programs such as National Highway Cooperative Research Program (NCHRP); the Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO); the U.S. Department of Transportation, especially the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); and other national, state, and international agencies and organizations.  Most items are received free, many as a result of NJDOT sponsorship.  More and more, they are available digitally only.

Much of the collection comprises research reports, reference items, and books on subjects such as Administration and Management, Aviation, Bicycles and Pedestrians, Bridges and Structures, Communications, Construction, Energy and Environment, Freight/Goods Movement, Geotechnical, GIS/GPS, Highway Design, Human Resources, Information Management, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Landscape and Urban Design, Legal Issues, Marine/Waterways, Materials, Operations and Maintenance, Pavements, Planning, Quality, Rail, Research, Right-of-Way, Safety and Human Performance, Security, State Specifications, Technology Transfer, Traffic, Transit, Work Zones, and Reference. 

In addition, the Research Library has, or has access to (via the NJ State Library), print study guides and examination preparation materials for civil service, Professional Engineer (PE), and Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examinations.

As of now, the NJ State Library Catalog contains only a portion of the Research Library’s holdings.  Since not everything held or accessible is cataloged, it is advisable to check with the Librarian for any items needed regarding availability at NJDOT or from elsewhere.

NJDOT staff may access most contents of the collection, particularly from 1998 forward, via the NJDOT intranet > Client Applications (login) > Learning Center (third tab) > Shared Resources Catalog.  In many cases, depending on the item, there may be a link to full text.

Items in the Shared Resources Catalog are searchable by keyword, title, author, subject, etc.  Please note that an item may be listed by subject in the “Subject” or in the “Related Subject(s)” field, but not both, so for a thorough search by subject, both fields may require searching. 

NJDOT staff have access to ASTM specifications and AASHTO “Transportation Package” digital publications via the ASTM Compass Portal on the intranet > Useful Tools > Bureau of Materials > ASTM Web Portal Access.

Last updated date: September 20, 2019 3:37 PM