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MTC ABAG Library

About the MTC-ABAG Library

Library Interior

      The Collection
      The Services
      The Facilities
      The Staff
      The Library

Location Hours & Contact Info
MTC-ABAG Library
Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter
101 8th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

BART Station: Lake Merritt
Yahoo Map of Location
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone: 510.817.5836
Fax: 510.817.5932

The Collection

  • 23,000 books, periodicals and reports, including local, California and federal government documents, all MTC and ABAG publications, city and county general plans and environmental reports, traffic counts and forecasts, demographic data including U.S. Census reports for 1960-1990, earthquake maps, transportation and urban planning, construction reports for bridges, tunnels and roads, housing, public policy, economics and regional planning.
  • 1,000 serial titles (magazines, newspapers, annual reports, etc.)

The Services

  • Open to the public
  • Extensive reference assistance by telephone, email, fax and in-person
  • Online Catalog
  • Borrowing privileges for select Bay Area public agencies
  • Interlibrary loan

The Facilities

  • Two public access Internet terminals
  • Newspaper and magazine reading areas
  • Coin-operated copier
  • Open stacks

The Staff

  • Head Librarian:          Julie Tunnell
  • Library Technician:    Ying Cai

The Library

  • This special Library, managed by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and also sponsored in part by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), has an extensive collection of reports, books, and magazines, covering transportation planning, demographics, economic analysis, public policy issues and regional planning in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is designed to meet the information needs of government agencies, researchers, students, the media and anyone else who is interested in transportation, regional planning and related fields.