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Government Information

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.


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

ANSWER Catalog

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.

Catalog of Government Publications (CGP)

Digital Libraries and Repositories

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

Library of Michigan Digital

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

HathiTrust Digital Library

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

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

Coronovirus - Keep Current

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.

PFAS Response

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

Opioid Addiction Resources

Content includes information resources, news coverage, and expenditure tracking

Taking Action on Flint Water

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

Emerging Diseases Issues

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.

Michigan's Open Data Portal

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


Website Archives

Captures of web pages created by Michigan government agencies from the executive, legislative and judicial branches. Captures date from 2006 to the present year. Prior year's captures may be found through the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

Michigan Government Web Collection

Select captures of U.S. government websites, 2012 to the present year.

Federal Depository Library Program Web Archive

Contact Info

Government Documents Contacts at the Library of Michigan

Michigan Documents Librarian
Bernadette Bartlett

Federal Documents Coordinator
Janice Selberg

Shipments/Claims (Federal and Michigan documents)
Bernadette Bartlett

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 02/19/2022