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Containing over 500,000 items, the Transportation library's scope encompasses all transportation modalities, including air, rail, highway, pipeline, water, urban transport and logistics. Highlights of our collection include: 

The Transportation Library features these materials through online exhibits, such as O'Hare@50, which includes unique airport planning documents, research and archival resources.

Guidelines for special materials

To ensure the collections’ security, preservation, and availability to future researchers, archival and special collections materials must be handled according to the policy below, and reviewed by Transportation Library staff prior to scanning.

Archives and Special Collections Access Policy

Scanning Policy

Credit Line

Cite materials from the Transportation Library as follows: "Courtesy Northwestern University Transportation Library, [collection name] collection."

Copyright Statement

Northwestern University Libraries provides access to its holdings for educational, personal, and non-commercial use, provided that ownership of the materials is properly cited. Written permission of the copyright holders and/or other rights holders is required for publication, distribution, reproduction or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use. Publication includes, but is not limited to, print, film, slide presentation, video, television, and electronic transmission. Transmitting an image or file on the Internet is equivalent to reproducing and distributing that image in print.

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