About Us

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Library Government Information Services

Government Information Services provides access to federal, state, and local government information both online and through the collections housed in the University Library. We have been a United States Federal Depository Library since 1907 and also include a substantial collection of 19th century U.S. government documents. The University Library has been a member of the Illinois Documents Depository program since the late 1960s. Our collection also includes legislative documents dating from Illinois’ statehood in 1818.

The University Library has been a United Nations depository since 1946, collecting major agency reports, country information, and statistical series. In 1927 we became a Canadian depository library, focusing on documents in the areas of agriculture, education, the environment, health, natural resources, and transportation. In addition, the University of Illinois has an extensive collection of British government publications. Parliamentary papers include public bills, reports from committees and commissions, accounts, and command papers.

Government information can be located by searching the Library Guides below or by searching the Library Catalog. A large number of print document collections can be found in the Main Library Stacks in Range 5 West.