Government Documents

U.S. Federal Depository logoThe Saint Paul Public Library has been a Federal Depository Library since 1914.

The George Latimer Central Library has a large collection of Federal publications produced by the U.S. Government Printing Office.

Publications are received in a variety of formats including electronic, print, and microfiche. Most of government publications are included in the library catalog. Some documents are uncatalogued and housed in closed stacks. This material can be accessed by Superintendent of Document (SuDoc) number through a shelf list which is housed in the Magazine Room on 3rd floor. Staff can assist customers in locating the SuDoc numbers of needed documents as well as with searches to find information produced by the Federal Government

The Saint Paul Public Library also holds a collection of State of Minnesota legislative publications on microfiche.

Government Information Online
Official U.S. Government-produced information.

Guides to Government Information

Local, state, and federal government services and agencies

Census Information


Federal Laws & Regulations

United States Statutes at Large

Online (1789 - 2011)

In Print:

United States Code

Federal Register

Code of Federal Regulations
Search bill and committee information, read through the Congressional Record, or learn about the members of Congress.
Find, review, and submit comments on Federal documents that are open for comment and published in the Federal Register.