• Federal, state and local government information at the Library of Michigan

    The Library of Michigan has collected U.S. and international government information since the Michigan Territorial Legislative Council first established a library in 1828.  Primarily legal materials, this early collection was used by legislators to model laws, rules and policies for the fledgling territory and future state.  As the nation and state grew, and local governments were established, government publications began to include valuable and relevant information gathered through sanctioned research and official reporting on government activities and significant events. These publications form a rich and varied collection of authoritative information that contributes to government transparency and provides factual, cultural and historical context to the Michigan experience.


  • ANSWER Catalog

    Search LM's online catalog for federal and Michigan state and local government information.

  • Catalog of Government Publications (CGP)

    The CGP is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive information for historical and current  publications as well as direct links to the full content when available.

Digital Libraries and Repositories

  • Library of Michigan Digital

    The Library of Michigan's digital repository, preserving and providing access to recent and historical state government publications online.

  • HathiTrust Digital Library

    A collaborative digital repository containing thousands of full-text historical Michigan government publications.  

  • govinfo

    A service of the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO),  providing free public access to official publications from all three branches of the federal government. Use these tutorials for help with searching govinfo.

State Government in Action - Information Clearinghouse

  • Stay abreast of key issues

    Stay abreast of key issues impacting Michigan with these cross-agency websites, compiling the work of different departments in a single source.

  • Coronovirus - Keep Current

    Keep apprised of the State of Michigan's response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

  • PFAS Response

    Agencies representing heath, environment and other branches of state government have joined together to investigate sources and locations of PFAS contamination in the state, to take action to protect people's drinking water, and to keep the public informed as we learn more about this emerging contaminant.

  • Opioid Addiction Resources

    Information for prescribers, pharmacists, and families.  Find statistics, news & legislation, and options for help.

  • Taking Action on Flint Water

    Content includes information resources, news coverage, and expenditure tracking

  • Emerging Diseases Issues

    Information for diseases impacting people, livestock, and wildlife, and the insects that carry them.

  • Michigan's Open Data Portal

    View and analyze data provided by a variety of Michigan state agencies in one easy to view catalog. Create charts and graphs, filter and summarize data, and develop maps with the open data.

  • MiTracking

    The Michigan Environmental Health Tracking Program, MiTracking, gathers existing Michigan-specific environmental and health data and provides them in one online location. 

Government Website Archives

Contact Information

  • Government Documents Contacts at the Library of Michigan

    Michigan Documents Librarian
    Bernadette Bartlett

    Federal Documents Coordinator
    Janice Selberg

    Shipments/Claims (Federal and Michigan documents)
    Jennifer Sasota

    Reference Assistance

    Interlibrary Loan

    Regular mail regarding any of the above subjects should be addressed as above to:
    Government Documents
    Library of Michigan
    702 West Kalamazoo Street
    P.O. Box 30007
    Lansing, MI 48909-7507

    Interdepartmental mail address (for state agencies ONLY):
    Library of Michigan
    Government Documents
    Michigan Library & Historical Center, 2nd fl.

    Updated 10/11/2018