U.S. Government Information

U.S. Government Documents

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Columbia University has been a U.S. Federal government depository since 1882. Columbia University Libraries welcomes the use of its collections of U.S. Federal government and New York State documents by members of the general public.

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Government Shutdown

On Saturday, December 22, Columbia University Libraries lost access to certain resources for government information, government documents, and government services.

To learn more about the government shutdown, including news, updates, and alternative sources for government information, please visit the library's subject guide: 

Library Guide to Government Shutdown



The Columbia University Libraries catalog, CLIO, has records for print and electronic government information. Use these links to search CLIO with government filters applied. 

Consult with Research Data Service librarians for questions about data and statistics.

Consult with Global Studies librarians for questions on foreign government collections at Columbia University.