MTC-ABAG Library

Information for the Asking

The MTC-ABAG Library provides access to both a digital and physical collection of materials on transportation planning, housing, demographics, economic trends, public policy issues and more.

MTC Archives

The MTC-ABAG Library at 375 Beale Street offers a collection of publications from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), as well as publications on current research topics, historical documents from transit agencies and local governments, and more.

The digital collection can be accessed through the library catalog, and the physical collection can be accessed by making an appointment to visit the library.

Call or email our American Library Association-accredited librarian for reference assistance or to make an appointment to visit the library's physical collection.

MTC-ABAG Library Catalog

Search and browse over 16,000 books and periodicals in the MTC-ABAG Library Catalog.

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The library’s collection includes:

  • 16,000 books and periodicals
  • Transportation and planning
  • Demographics and census data
  • City and county general plans
  • Housing, public policy and economic materials

East Span Special Collection

The library has a special collection of materials on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge focusing on the east span that was opened in 2013.  You can find highlights and more information about the collection in the following documents:

Historical Census Data

Historical census data for the Bay Area has been compiled and is available on the Bay Area Census website or in the document below.

How to Use the Library

The library is open to the public by appointment. Reference assistance is also available by telephone or email.

Staff Contact

Julie Teglovic, Head Librarian
Phone: 415-778-5237


MTC-ABAG Library
375 Beale Street, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-778-5236

Search PDFs in the Digital Library

Explore MTC’s complete digital archive of reports, plans and more, searchable by keyword.

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Glossary of Transportation Planning Acronyms & Terms

The transportation arena has a language all its own. Learn commonly used words, acronyms and phrases.

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Regional Plan

Plan Bay Area 2050 is the current long-range regional plan.

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