the library is a reference only facility, meaning no materials
may be removed from the library by individuals or groups. We may
loan materials on an exchange basis to bona fide educational institutions
or libraries, on a case by case basis. The materials in the collection
are not for sale.
the integrity of the colleciton, a driver's license or other form
of government issued ID may be required to gain access to the
We do have
a small collection of books and magazines specially marked as
"Carry Around" items with a bright green label.
You may take these books outside to watch trains, enjoy the fresh
air, or to visit the second story of the tower or caboose, as
long as these books are returned to the libary when you are finished
with them. These books however cannot leave the grounds.
We do have
a small childrens' section (a few non-train books too)
with an array of books suitable for kids from two and up
to help you entertain your little companion when you spend time
at the library. Most of the these books are designated as carry
We do not
have genealogical type information.
There is a
copier available. Materials may be copied for a small fee - proceeds
go to the City which provides the copier. The copier is located
in the welcome center/visitor's center nearby.
At this time
we DO NOT take on-line research requests. Please do not ask. We
have a very small staff. We may respond to written (U.S. Mail)
research requests, for a fee. Please inquire in advance.