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Federal Government Information

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  Due to precautions for COVID-19, the Missouri State Library is not open to the public at this time, and therefore access to physical items in the federal documents collection will not be available. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

However, access to government information is available online through our website! Reference Services staff are available to assist Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. via phone, email and chat. Contact information for other depository libraries can be found in the Federal Depository Library Directory.

Access U.S. Government information on the go and on the shelf

The Missouri State Library participates in the Federal Depository Library Program, administered by the Government Publishing Office (GPO) in Washington, DC. The Missouri State Library provides access to federal government resources and assistance in finding federal government information.

  • View U.S. government information online by using the links in this guide. This guide is not comprehensive, but resources are selected based on regional interests and needs. It was last updated on March 16, 2020. 
  • Search or browse our collection of print documents through our online catalog or visit us in person
  • Ask! Contact or call 573.751.4552 for assistance with finding federal information or using any of the resources listed. To chat, submit a question via the blue "Ask us" tab on the right of this page.

For a more comprehensive federal government documents collection, please visit the Missouri's Regional Federal Depository Library at the University of Missouri.

Resources on COVID-19 Outbreak

Check out our Information on the 2020 Census LibGuide

Find ways to get a Census job, instructions on how you will receive and submit your survey, how to keep information safe and more by visiting our Information on the 2020 Census guide!

Census Day
April 1, 2020

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