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Government Information: Search for Documents

Information about the UI Library Federal Depository Library Collection

Local Collection

Have a particular document in mind?

Step 1: Find a call number

Most post 1976-government documents at the University of Idaho Library may be located by using our library catalog. If you know the name of a particular document you'd like to see, just use the catalog to find a call number or ask for assistance at the reference desk. If you know of a specific pre-1976 document you'd like to find, please contact Rami Attebury for assistance as many are not yet cataloged. 


Step 2: Ask for the document

Because the government documents collection at the library are in closed stacks, patrons wishing to obtain a document need to request it either in the Government Documents/Special Collections Reading Room during our open hours or at the Circulation Desk after hours. 


Looking for current official government publications?

GovInfo provides online access to official publications from all three branches of government. 

Looking for other options?

There are several ways to search for government publications that are freely available on the web. Some tools search many subjects at once. In addition, many governmental agencies have their own databases that allow users to search their content directly.

Major Titles

The Federal Register/CFR is available digitally 1936-present from Hein Online (UI Affiliates Only) or on fiche or paper at GS 4.107 or AE 2.106.