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by Ken Winter on 2024-04-10T12:02:52-04:00 in Business, Construction, Economics, Engineering, Environmental, Information Technology, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Learning & Education, Management & Leadership, Materials, Multimodal, Pavements, Planning, Project Management, Research, Safety & Security, Structures, VDOT Library | 0 Comments

The library started with the first director's personal collection of 118 books and reports. Today we have a print collection of nearly 70,000 items plus millions of eBooks, articles, papers, reports, standards and more accessible from any connected device. 


VDOT has had a library since 1945? Who knew!?

This slide deck above will be running at the upcoming Garver Leadership Conference, but we wanted to share it more widely. If you've used the library and found it helpful please share this article with a friend at VDOT who might also benefit.


Why? Even folks who know about the library might not realize it is for EVERY VDOT EMPLOYEE. Equally important, the library is 100% virtual these days. What that means is you don't have to come to the library to take advantage of its many collections and services. They are all virtual and self-paced... so the ball is in your court!




Exam Study Collections:  The library has systematically built up P.E. and other exam study collections. Today we have more than 500 volumes of material to help VDOT employees study for (and pass!) the FE, PE, PMP, FS, PS, PTOE, PTP and RSP certifications.

Quotes from VDOT employees who earned their PE credential.

FREE OnlineSubscriptions:  Last year VDOT employees downloaded 15,390 electronic documents available from more than 20 full-text online databases the library manages for self-service VDOT employee access. 

Image showing icons for several freely accessible full-text library databases.



Connect with the Us Today: If you need help getting started with your research visit the Library Web Site, where you'll find research guides, FAQs, instructional videos and best of all, librarians who can help. 

Image showing an iphone and 3 QR Codes.


After all, our job is to help you do your job!


Ken Winter
(434) 962-8979
VDOT Research Library

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