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.
An archival map of the Government Information Services reference collection is available here in .pdf format. Please note that some locations and names may have changed since this map was originally created.
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.
Mary Mallory, Associate Professor, Coordinator, Government Information Services, Access and Collections, University Library
(217) 244-4621 email@example.com
Karen Hogenboom, Associate Professor of Library Administration, Numeric and Spatial Data Librarian, Scholarly Commons
(217) 333-2472 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin McLaughlin, CAM/Government Information and Documents Cataloging, Library Specialist
(217) 244-2061 email@example.com
Stephanie Martin, Graduate Assistant for Reference, Research, and Scholarly Services and Government Information
(217) 333-2290 firstname.lastname@example.org