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Government Documents

Welcome to St. Paul Public Library's Government Documents on the Web

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

The Central Library has a large collection of Federal publications and information in many formats including paper, microfiche, CD-ROMs, and online. Most of these are available through our catalog.

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

Ask a librarian for more information.

U.S. Government Information Online

Much of the information produced by the Federal government can be found online. Here are some good places to start searching:

USA.gov
USA.gov mobile site
USA.gov app for iPhone
Official U.S. Government portal to millions of pages of government-produced information.

Federal Citizen Information Center / 1-800-FED-INFO
Information about Federal programs, benefits and services.

Today's Document from the National Archives
Today's Doc app for iOS
A government document a day shared by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). You can also get through Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

Websites listed by subject

Business
Information and resources for businesses, including patents and trademarks.

Census
Data and analysis of U.S. Census information.

Laws & Regulations
Federal laws and regulations, including print holdings available at Central Library.

Statistics
Statistical information from the government on crime, health, business, economics, and more.

Travel
Passport and travel information from the U.S. government. 

Local Links

Minnesota
From SPPL's Links on Pinboard
Includes government, legal information, voting, statistics, employment, wages, budget, maps, taxes, property tax information, vital records, counties, cities, licensing, offender lookup, construction codes, libraries, and law enforcement.

Ramsey County
From SPPL's Links on Pinboard
Information on Ramsey County.

Twin Cities
From SPPL's Links on Pinboard
Includes statistics, voting, maps, government, property tax information, counties, licensing, and law enforcement.

Additional Links

Federal Government Apps
Mobile apps from various departments of the Federal Government

Federal Government eBooks
eBooks in various formats from departments of the Federal Government through the U.S. Government Bookstore. You should also check the individual departments to see if they're offering any free eBooks, like these from NASA. There are already many documents and books online that can be downloaded as PDFs.

Connect with America's Past and Future
SPPL's August 2012 Government Publications Display - Contents and Related Resources

St. Paul Public Library's Government Information Links on Pinboard
Click on the link above to get the entire list of links, or click on a link in the tag cloud below to get just the links on that topic.