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Introduction

White House, Washington, D.C.

The Government Information Library is your gateway to information from all levels of government. The library collects documents from the United States federal government, Colorado state government, the United Nations, the European Union, foreign governments, other states, and many international organizations.

The United States federal government is divided into three branches: legislative, executive, and judicial. Ben's Guide is a great resource for all ages who wish to learn more about its structure. The United States Government Manual provides authoritative descriptions of the programs and activities of the federal government.

As government information is large and complex, it can be difficult to figure out where to begin. If you ever feel stuck, please contact us!

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Government Information Library

The Government Information Library is a regional library of the Federal Depository Library Program as well as a depository of Colorado state, United Nations, and European Union information. It consists of over five million items from the United States government, Colorado and other state governments, foreign governments, and international governmental organizations like the UN. As a federal depository, the Library also offers assistance and its collections to members of the public. This includes providing public computers for unrestricted access to government information on the Internet.

We offer a wide array of services to support students, staff, and faculty, including online guides for research, one-on-one consultations, class instruction, phone, email, and walk-in reference.

 

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Tips & Tools for Searching Gov Info

Information is arranged by government entity or agency. The agency is the best place to start.

  • Identify the agency by searching for keywords in USA.gov or the IGO/NGO search below.
  • Scan the results to identify relevant agencies. 
  • Search for and go to the agency homepage. 
  • Take a quick look at the menu. 
  • When all else fails, ask for help!

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Image Credits

White House, Washington, D.C., 1861-1865 from the National Archives Series: Matthew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, 1921-1940 (Record Group 111: Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, 1860-1985).