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Resources at Your Fingertips in the MTC/ABAG Library

Noah Berger

Did you know that MTC has a library that is available to the public as well as local agency staff?

The library, a joint resource from MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), has a physical space that holds over 16,000 books and periodicals. Search the online database to see the materials in the collection.

There is also a full-time American Library Association-accredited librarian on staff to help with research on transportation planning, housing, demographics, economic trends, public policy issues and the environment in the Bay Area. The best way to request library services is to email

The library has recently helped Bay Area residents with research on:

  • Reports about the reduction of greenhouse gases related to transportation and land use projects
  • Criteria for the placement of electric vehicle charging stations
  • Housing policies in the cities of Oakland and Alameda
  • Historical job numbers by city in the South Bay
  • Paratransit coordinating councils locally and nationwide, with related legislation and MTC resolutions
  • The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge East Span replacement project

Visits to the MTC/ABAG library at the Bay Area Metro Center are by appointment only. Members of the public can email or call (415) 778-5236 with questions.

The MTC/ABAG library is a member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) WorldShare lending consortium, helping others around the world with materials and research related to transportation, planning, housing, economy and the environment.

Learn more about “information for the asking” at the MTC/ABAG library.

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