Skip to Main Content

ASTM Compass: Quick Start Guide: New Users

A quick start guide to using the ASTM Compass subscription database available to VDOT employees through the VDOT Research Library.

New: Single Sign On Authentication!

VDOT now uses Okta and "Single Sign On" to help VDOT employees access to ASTM Compass with one click!

New to ASTM Compass?

If you work at VDOT but have never used ASTM Compass before, follow these instructions to get started. 

1. From the Library’s Web site or the Library’s Online Catalog follow one of the links to ASTM CompassA handy link for your bookmarks is:

2. The first time (and only the first time) a new user who has never had an ASTM Compass account goes to ASTM Compass they will be directed to a screen that looks like this. For VDOT personnel on the VDOT network Okta will detect and pre-populate the profile fields for e-mail address and agency. All you need to do is enter your first and last name and click "save."  

Screen capture showing the ASTM Compass profile information screen.
NOTE: New users will only see this screen once: The very first time they access ASTM Compass via Okta.

3. New users who fill out the screen above and click save will see this screen next. Review the ASTM License Agreement and click "Agree and Continue" to enter ASTM Compass: 

Screen capture showing astm compass terms and conditions page.

NOTE: Users will typically not see the ASTM License agreement again.

Contact the Library:

530 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph: 434-293-1902 | E-mail:
© Copyright 2024, VDOT. All rights reserved.

Visit the Library:

Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 8:30-4:30 | Closed: State holidays
Directions & Maps to the Library
Web Policy | Privacy Statement | VDOT Dashboard