PTRC Libraries & Guides

This list provides links to the eight-one (81) PTRC libraries. Where available, links are also provided to patent and trademark guides and other useful resources maintained by the PTRCs.

 

Akron, Ohio
Akron-Summit County Public Library

Albany, New York
New York State Library
Guide: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/reference/patents/
See also: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/reference/patref.htm

Amherst, Massachusetts
UMAss Amherst Libraries
Guide: http://guides.library.umass.edu/patents

Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Michigan Library
Guide: https://guides.lib.umich.edu/patents

Atlanta, Georgia
Georgia Tech Library
Guide: http://libguides.gatech.edu/pattrad

Auburn, Alabama
Auburn University Libraries
Guide: https://www.lib.auburn.edu/scitech/resguide/patents/ptdl.html

Austin, Texas
The University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas Libraries
Guide:
https://texlibris.lib.utexas.edu

Baltimore, Maryland
University of Baltimore, School of Law, Library

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
LSU Libraries
Guide: https://guides.lib.lsu.edu/ptrc

Big Rapids, Michigan
Ferris State Library

Birmingham, Alabama
Birmingham Public Library
Guide:
http://www.bplonline.org/virtual/subjects/Default.aspx?s_page=20

Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Public Library
Guide: https://www.bpl.org/govinfo/intellectual-property/

Buffalo, New York
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
Guide: http://www.buffalolib.org/content/subject-guides/patent-trademark-and-copyright

Burlington, Vermont
The University of Vermont Libraries, Bailey/Howe Library
Guide: http://library.uvm.edu/docs/patents.php

Butte, Montana
Montana Tech Library
Guide: http://libguides.mtech.edu/patents-guide

Charlotte, North Carolina
UNC Charlotte, J. Murrey Atkins Library
Guide: http://library.uncc.edu/patents/
See also:
http://guides.library.uncc.edu/
content.php?pid=187185&sid=1571619

Cheyenne, Wyoming
Wyoming State Library
Guide: http://www-wsl.state.wy.us/sis/ptdl/

Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Public Library
Guide:
Not Available

Cincinnati, Ohio
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
Guide: https://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/resources/government.asp?section=1&category=27

Clemson, South Carolina
Clemson University Libraries
Guide: http://clemson.libguides.com/friendly.php?s=ptrc

Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland Public Library

College Park, Maryland
University of Maryland Libraries, Engineering and Physical Sciences Library

College Station, Texas
Texas A&M University, University Libraries, West Campus
Guide: http://tamu.libguides.com/patent
http://tamu.libguides.com/trademark

Concord, New Hampshire
UNH Law Library
Guide: http://library.law.unh.edu/PTRC
See also: http://library.law.unh.edu/PTRC_tools

Dallas, Texas
Dallas Public Library
Guide: http://dallaslibrary2.org/government/patents.php

Davenport, Iowa
Davenport Public Library
Guide: http://libguides.davenportlibrary.com/content.php?pid=503917&sid=4145598
See also: http://dallaslibrary2.org/blogs/bookedSolid/2012/11/given-that-the-u-s-patent
-and-trademark-office-uspto-provides-a-freely-accessible-patent-database-on-their
-website-what-additional-benefits-are-available-by-coming-to-the-library/
(Blog)

Dayton, Ohio
Wright State University, University Libraries
Guide: https://guides.libraries.wright.edu/ptrc
See also: http://www.libraries.wright.edu/special/wrightbrothers/patents/
(Wright Brothers’ Patents)

Denver, Colorado
Denver Public Library
Guide: https://www.denverlibrary.org/patents

Detroit, Michigan
Detroit Public Library
Guide: https://detroitpubliclibrary.org/services/patent-and-trademark-resource-center-ptrc

Fairbanks, Alaska
Geophysical Institute, Keith B. Mather Library
Guide: https://www.gi.alaska.edu/mather-library/alaska-patent-trademark-resource-center

Fairfield, Connecticut
Ryan-Matura Library
Guide: https://library.sacredheart.edu/c.php?g=29726&p=185646

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Broward County Library
Guide:
http://www.broward.org/Library/Reference/
Patentstrademarkscopyrights/Pages/Default.aspx

Grand Forks, North Dakota
University of North Dakota, Chester Fritz Library
Guide:
http://library.und.edu/government-documents/patents.php

Honolulu, Hawaii
Hawaii State Public Library System
Guide: http://hawaii.sdp.sirsi.net/custom/web/FedDocs/fd_patent.html

Houston, Texas
Rice University, Fondren Library
Guide: http://libguides.rice.edu/gov/patents
See also: http://libguides.rice.edu/gov

Indianapolis, Indiana
The Indiana Public Library
Guide: https://www.indypl.org/researchguides/science/patents
See also: https://www.indypl.org/readersconnection?p=12136 (Video)

Jackson, Mississippi
Mississippi Library Commission
Guide:
https://www.mlc.lib.ms.us/mlc-services/information-services/

Kansas City, Missouri
Linda Hall Library
Guide: https://libguides.lindahall.org/patents_trademarks

Lincoln, Nebraska
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
Guide: http://schmidguides.unl.edu/c.php?g=762376
See also: http://unl.libguides.com/patents4research

Little Rock, Arkansas
Arkansas State Library
Guide:
http://library.arkansas.gov/landing-page/details/patents-trademarks

Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles Public Library
Guide:
http://www.lapl.org/collections-resources/research-guides/
intellectual-property-resources

See also:
http://www.lapl.org/branches/central-library/
departments/science-technology-patents

Louisville, Kentucky
Louisville Free Public Library
Guide: https://www.lfpl.org/patents.htm

Lubbock, Texas
Texas Tech University Libraries
Guide:
http://guides.library.ttu.edu/c.php?g=543214

Macomb, Illinois
Western Illinois University libraries
Guide: http://www.wiu.edu/libraries/govpubs/patents.php

Madison, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin – Madison Libraries, Wendt Commons Library
Guide:
https://researchguides.library.wisc.edu/c.php?g=177646

See also:
https://www.library.wisc.edu/wendt/services/patent-trademark-services/
help_with_research/patents

Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico—Mayagüez Campus, General Library
Guide:
https://www.uprm.edu/library/en/services/patents/index.html

See also:
https://www.uprm.edu/library/docs/patentes/intropatentes.pdf
(Introduction to Intellectual Property & Patent Law)

https://www.uprm.edu/library/docs/patentes/BusquedaPatentes.pdf
(Patent Searching, Spanish)

Miami, Florida
Miami-Dade Public Library System
Guide: https://www.mdpls.org/info/locations/main/bs.asp

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Milwaukee Public Library
Guide:
http://www.mpl.org/other_resources/patents_and_trademarks.php

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hennepin County Library
Guide:
http://www.hclib.org/browse/online-resources

See also:
http://www.hclib.org/pub/search/Blog/
?Category=Patents/Trademarks

(Blog: Patents & Trademarks)

Morgantown, West Virginia
West Virginia Universities Libraries
Guide: https://libguides.wvu.edu/c.php?g=418831&p=2855771
See also: http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/services/patents/

Nashville, Tennessee
Vanderbilt University, The Jean and Alexander Heard Library
Guide: http://researchguides.library.vanderbilt.edu/patents
See also:
http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/ginfo.pl?searchtext=
Copyright&Type=Simple&Resource=DB&Website=GOVTINFO

New York, New York
New York Public Library, Science, Industry, and Business Library (SIBL)
Guide:
https://www.nypl.org/blog/2012/08/16/us-patent-information-guide-nypl-collections

Newark, Delaware
University of Delaware Library
Guide:
https://guides.lib.udel.edu/patents

Newark, New Jersey
The Newark Public Library
Guide: https://npl.org/Pages/Collections/ptdl.html
See also:
http://nplwebguides.pbworks.com/w/page/5673544/Patents (Patent Guide)
http://nplwebguides.pbworks.com/w/page/5673681/Trademarks (Trademark Guide)

Orlando, Florida
University of Central Florida Libraries
Guide:
http://guides.ucf.edu/patents

Orono, Maine
The University of Maine, Raymond H. Fogler Library
Guide: http://libguides.library.umaine.edu/friendly.php?s=patents

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Free Library of Philadelphia
Guide:
http://libwww.freelibrary.org/business/patents.cfm

See also:
http://libwww.freelibrary.org/faq/faqsubcat.cfm?FAQCategory=38
(Patent & Trademark FAQs)

Piscataway, New Jersey
Rutgers University Libraries
See also:
https://libguides.rutgers.edu/sb.php?subject_id=68006
(Patents & Trademarks)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Guide: https://www.carnegielibrary.org/services/for-businesses/patent-and-trademark-resource-center-ptrc/

Providence, Rhode Island
Providence Public Library
Guide: https://www.provlib.org/node/101

Raleigh North Carolina
NCSU Libraries
Guide: https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/ptrc

Rapid City, South Dakota
Devereaux Library, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Guide: http://library.sdsmt.edu/Tutorials_files/Intellectual_Property.htm

Reno, Nevada
University of Nevada, Reno, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
Guide:
https://guides.library.unr.edu/patents

See also:
http://knowledgecenter.unr.edu/digital_
collections/unique/nevada_inventors/

(Nevada Inventors Database)

Riverside, California
UC Riverside Libraries
Guide:
http://library.ucr.edu/?view=collections/patent/index.html

Rochester, New York
Monroe County Library System
Guide: http://www3.libraryweb.org/carlson.aspx

Sacramento, California
California State Library
Guide: https://www.library.ca.gov/error/notfound/?errorpath=/gps/pat.html

Salt Lake City, Utah
J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah
Guide: http://campusguides.lib.utah.edu/patents
See also: http://www.lib.utah.edu/research/patents.php

San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio Public Library

San Diego, California
San Diego Public Library

San Francisco, California
San Francisco Public Library
Guide: https://sfpl4.sfpl.org/index.php?pg=0200003301

Seattle, Washington
University Libraries, University of Washington
Guide:
https://www.lib.washington.edu/engineering/resources/ptdl

Smithtown, New York
The Smithtown Library
Guide:
https://smithlib.org/ptrc.html

St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis Public Library
Blog: http://slplptrc.blogspot.com/

Stillwater, Oklahoma
Oklahoma State University Library
Guide: http://info.library.okstate.edu/patent-and-trademark-resource-center
See also:
http://info.library.okstate.edu/patentsonline

Sunnyvale, California
Sunnyvale Public Library
Guide: http://sunnyvale.ca.gov/Departments/SunnyvalePublicLibrary/ResearchOnline/PatentsandTrademarks.aspx
See also:
http://sunnyvale.ca.gov/Portals/0/Sunnyvale/LIB
/doc/Rev2_PatentBasics_bklist_Web.pdf

(Patent Trademark Copyright—Basic Resources
Online and In Print at the Sunnyvale Public Library)

Toledo, Ohio
Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

University Park, Pennsylvania
PennState University Libraries
Guide: http://www.libraries.psu.edu/
psul/researchguides/patents.html

See also: http://www.libraries.psu.edu/
psul/pams/patent.html

Washington, District of Columbia
Howard University Library System
Guide: http://library.howard.edu/ip

West Lafayette, Indiana
Purdue University Libraries
Guide: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/patents
See also:
http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/content.
php?pid=417365&sid=3411432

(Information-Rich Engineering Design)

Wichita, Kansas
Wichita State University Libraries
Guide:
https://libraries.wichita.edu/friendly.php?s=RefShelf&p=783302