Government Docs Library Closing

On June 30, 2009, the Government Documents Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will close.

Prior to this, on June 13, 2009, the Government Documents Library’s reference desk in 200D Main Library will close.  On June 14, 2009, Central Reference/Government Information services will be available at the Main Library’s Information Desk or online at .

The University Library has a collection of U.S. Federal documents of significant research value and a substantial collection of 19th century congressional materials, agency reports, and statistical series.  It has received all State of Illinois materials from the 1950s forward from the General Assembly and Illinois agencies.  It has 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 Library began selectively collecting research materials in the areas of agriculture, trade, and statistics.  Its 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.

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