Scope and Vision

The MnDOT Digital Library is a public repository that provides persistent access to born-digital and digitized publications produced by MnDOT and the former Minnesota Department of Highways. Collections include research reports, annual reports, employee newsletters, and publications related to the history of the Department and Minnesota highways and bridges.

Established in 2023, this digital library is a collaborative endeavor by MnDOT Library staff, whose mission is to advance knowledge with timely, direct, and cost-effective connections to the information needed to provide the highest quality transportation systems.


Statement on Potentially Harmful or Offensive Content

The MnDOT Digital Library contains historical content that may be considered harmful or offensive. These materials may reflect outdated, biased, and offensive views and opinions. The inclusion of this content does not endorse the ideas of this content. Rather, it is part of the historical record related to transportation in Minnesota.

What kinds of content does this include?

  • racist, sexist, ableist, misogynistic/misogynoir, and xenophobic opinions and attitudes;
  • discrimination or exclusion of diverse views on sexuality, gender, religion, and more;
  • bias and exclusion in the language or images used.