“This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law." (Title 44 United States Code)
This guide provides a subject approach to accessing United States government information. For a broader scope, return to the Government Information Gateway to access core resources and databases for the United States.
Other research guides are available:
Due to public safety concerns as a result of COVID-19, UAlbany's physical collection of Federal Depository materials is not open to patrons. UAlbany staff, students, and faculty may request these materials through our Search tool. Others may borrow materials from this collection using the interlibrary loan service of their affiliated library.
Online resources from the Federal government are available 24/7, depending on agency website availability. In addition, the Government Publishing Office has notified us that some links to online government documents do not work.
CONTACT YOUR REFERENCE & GOV'T INFORMATION LIBRARIAN FOR HELP WITH FINDING AND ACCESSING GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION.