Welcome to Government Information Services


Government Information Services, Access, and Collections provides access to the largest and most comprehensive United States Federal Depository Library collection in east-central Illinois. 

The University Library began collecting U.S. Federal documents of significant research value prior to becoming a depository in 1907, and therefore has a substantial collection of 19th century congressional materials, agency reports, and statistical series.  We have received all State of Illinois materials, including documents from the Illinois General Assembly and other Illinois state agencies, from the 1950s forward. 

We have been a depository of the United Nations since its inception in 1946, collecting major agency reports, country information, and statistical series.  The Canadian depository program began in 1927 and the department began selectively collecting research materials in the areas of agriculture, trade, and statistics.  Our collection also includes a variety of indexes and other access tools for government information.  Increasingly, government information and documents are being produced in Internet accessible resources and files, CD-ROM, and DVD products.


Parts of the Government Information reference collection can be found on the second floor of the Main Library Building in the north end of the Reading Room (200 Main Library), but much of it is in the bookstacks deck 5W, and even more is now available online. 

The Main Library Building is located at 1408 West Gregory Drive in Urbana, Illinois.  Click here for a map of the University of Illinois campus. 

Metered parking is available in the lot west of the Main Library Building and on the street.  Meters are enforced Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. 

ADA accessibility information is also available. 

Our telephone number is (217) 333-2290. 


Reference services are provided through the Information Desk, accessible at 201 Main Library from 8:30am-11pm Mondays through Thursdays, 8:30am-6pm Fridays, 11am-5pm Saturdays, and 1-11pm Sundays. The Government Information reference collection is open to the public during the same hours.

Operating hours may vary during finals week or scheduled University vacation periods, and may be verified by checking the current Library Hours.

Associated Faculty Members and Staff

Faculty Members:

Mary Mallory, Associate Professor, Coordinator, Government Information Services, Access and Collections, University Library 

(217) 244-4621 mmallory@illinois.edu

Karen Hogenboom, Associate Professor of Library Administration, Numeric and Spatial Data Librarian, Scholarly Commons

(217) 333-2472 hogenboo@illinois.edu

Cataloging Staff:

Kevin McLaughlin, CAM/Government Information and Documents Cataloging, Library Specialist

(217) 244-2061 kmclaugh@illinois.edu

Catherine Nguyen, CAM/Government Information and Documents Cataloging

(217) 333-6696 cnguye@illinois.edu

Elonda Towns, Government Documents Cataloging/Maintenance

(217) 300-0498   entowns@illinois.edu

Government Information Services Advisory Committee:

Mary Mallory, Chair, Associate Professor, Government Information Services, Access and Collections

Melody Allison, Associate Professor, Funk ACES Library

Susan Braxton, Head Institute Librarian, Prairie Research Institute Library

Stephanie Davidson, Associate Professor, Law Library

Kevin McLaughlin, Library Specialist, CAM/Government Information and Documents Cataloging

Lynne Rudasill, Associate Professor, Center for Global Studies

Yoo-Seong Song, Associate Professor, Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library

Tom Teper, Associate Professor; Associate Dean of Libraries & Associate University Librarian for Collections and Technical Services

Beth Woodard, Associate Professor, Staff Development and Training Coordinator 

Contact Us

Government Information Services, Access and Collections
450-F Main Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Phone: (217) 244-4621

E-mail GovInfo


Mary Mallory , Coordinator, Government Information Services, Access and Collections

Heather Brown , Graduate Assistant