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There are many ways you can contact the library, including: phone, e-mail, live chat, and even SMS! This page provides all those options and provides driving directions.

Contact the Library


Ph: 434-293-1902

Hours: M-F, 8:30-4:30
After hours: Leave voicemail

Library@vdot.virginia.gov

Hours: M-F, 8:30-4:30
After hours: Use Ask Us in FAQ
 
Staff Chat Links
Hours: M-F, 8:30-4:30
After hours: Use Ask Us in FAQ

SMS: 434-393-4736

Hours: M-F, 8:30-4:30
After hours: Use Ask Us in FAQ

Maps and Directions

CALL
Reception Desk: 434-293-1900
M-F, 8:00-4:30, excluding holidays.
Not a VDOT employee or a member of the University of Virginia community? 
Schedule a Visit
 
MAIL
We are located at the Virginia Transportation
Research Council (VTRC), on the UVA grounds.
VDOT RESEARCH LIBRARY
530 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
 
DRIVE

From the North (Washington, D.C.)

Take U.S... 29 South into Charlottesville. U.S.. 29 becomes U.S.. 29 Business as you drive under the U.S.. 29-250 bypass. This is also Emmet Street. Go 1.3 miles past the U.S.. 29-250 overpass to the traffic light at Ivy Road/University Avenue. This route will take you past the Barracks Road shopping center (on right) and under a pedestrian bridge and a railroad bridge. Turn right at the traffic light onto Ivy Road. Turn left at the second traffic light onto Alderman Road (a bank and a church are at this intersection). Go .5 mile on Alderman Road through a residential area. Turn right at the first traffic light, onto McCormick Road. Turn right at the next stop sign (a three-way intersection) onto Edgemont Road. Drive up 0.3 mile uphill (passing UVA’s Slaughter recreation center and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory). Visitor parking is in front of the building (employee parking is in the rear of the building). Call the VTRC Reception Desk at 434-293-1900 for more information.


From the East or West (Richmond or Staunton, VA)

From I-64 (east or west), take exit 118B to U.S.. 29 North toward Charlottesville (following signs to Culpeper/Washington). Take second exit - U.S.. 250/Ivy Road - and go right/east toward Charlottesville. At second traffic light (0.7 mile beyond bypass exit), turn right on Alderman Road (right turn lane at Wachovia Bank). Go a half-mile on Alderman Road through residential area. Turn right at the first traffic light, onto McCormick Road. Turn right at the next stop sign (a three-way intersection) onto Edgemont Road. Drive up 0.3 mile uphill (passing UVA’s Slaughter recreation center and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory). Visitor parking is in front of the building (employee parking is in the rear of the building). Call the VTRC Reception Desk at 434-293-1900 for more information.


From the South (Lynchburg, VA)

Take U.S.. 29 North past Interstate 64. Take second exit past I-64 - U.S.. 250/Ivy Road - and go right/east toward Charlottesville. At second traffic light (0.7 mile beyond bypass exit), turn right on Alderman Road (right turn lane at Wachovia Bank). Go a half-mile on Alderman Road through residential area. Turn right at the first traffic light, onto McCormick Road. Turn right at the next stop sign (a three-way intersection) onto Edgemont Road. Drive up 0.3 mile uphill (passing UVA’s Slaughter recreation center and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory). Visitor parking is in front of the building (employee parking is in the rear of the building). Call the VTRC Reception Desk at 434-293-1900 for more information.

Ship To Us:

Every week we ship items to VDOT personnel across the state. When items are due we need you to ship them back.You can do so via U.S. Postal Service, any commercial delivery service, or VDOT's Interoffice mail. However, if you chose the latter address your package as shown below to be sure it is not accidentally delivered to VDOT's Charlottesville Residency. Shipping address:

VDOT Research Library
Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC)
530 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville, VA  22903

Visit Us:

EMPLOYEE ACCESS: We exist primarily to serve the needs of VDOT employees. Visitors must present a VDOT ID to enter Shelburne Hall (our location). Our collections are open for browsing and library staff are on hand to help employees during normal business hours. If you have a complex research need we recommend you consult with us before your visit. 
 

UVA COMMUNITY ACCESS: As part of a 1948 joint agreement with UVA we provide library access and some services to UVA students, faculty and staff. Many UVA students work as graduate research assistants at VTRC and have VDOT ID badges. If you are a member of the UVA community and wish to utilize the library (but do not have a VDOT ID) please schedule a visit in advance using the details above or an online request form.
 

PUBLIC ACCESS: Non-VDOT employees are required to schedule all visits in advanceWe do not loan materials to visiting researchers but we do allow in-person access to our collections and subscription databases. Public users may make up to 25 photocopies at no charge, with assistance from library staff.
 

INTERLIBRARY LENDING: Non-affiliated researchers may be best served by asking their local public library place an Interlibrary Loan request for an item from our collection instead of visiting us to use the item in person. Our OCLC lending symbol is TDG, however, we will gladly consider any loan requests from a non-OCLC library. Please use this form: Non-OCLC ILL Request Form.

Contact Us:

530 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, Virginia   22903
Ph: 434-293-1902 | E-mail: Library@vdot.virginia.gov
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