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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)

The La Crosse Public Library has served as a Federal Depository Library since 1883, providing access to a wide variety of government documents, in various formats. Today's FDLP collection increasingly consists of links to selected government resources published on the web. These resources can be found and accessed through the library's catalog

Federal Depository Holdings

Featured Federal Documents

Integrated 2020 Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) New voting districts will be determined based on this.

National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism

Investigation of Political Activities by Senior Trump Officials During the 2020 Presidential Election

Donald J. Trump vs Bennie G. Thompson

Climate Risk Analysis (Department of Defense)

DHS Strategic Framework for Addressing Climate Change

FAA Unruly Passengers statistics

National Intelligence Estimate on Climate Change

Report of the Impact of Climate Change on Migration

PFAS and Drinking Water: Selected EPA and Congressional Actions

Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States

Social Security: The Trust Funds

The Trillion Dollar War: The U.S. Effort to Rebuild Afghanistan 1999-2021 by Abid Amiri

Investigation and Review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Handling of Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Former USA Gymnastics Physician Lawrence Gerard Nassar

New Electronic Titles

Basic Collection

All federal depository libraries are required to have the following documents available for immediate use.

American FactFinder  Using the last two censuses and surveys, the American FactFinder provides data about the United States, Puerto Rico, and Island areas. Available online only.

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government  Students, parents, and educators will find this a useful tool for learning and teaching about our nation's government, history, and political structure. Available online only. 

Budget of the United States Government  PREX 2.8  This collection of documents, online starting in 1996, contains the President's budget message, information about the President's budget proposals, and other budgetary publications that have been issued throughout the fiscal year. 

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance PREX  2.20: Need assistance or benefits from the United States? This is the catalog you will want to use to find it.  Available online only.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications  The finding tool for federal publications, historical and current, with direct links to those available online. Available online only.

Code of Federal Regulations  This is the annual edition of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by departments and agencies of the Federal Government. Available online only.

Compilation of Presidential Documents  The daily and weekly compilations of the Presidential documents are the official publication of material released by the White House Press Secretary. Available online only. 

Congressional Directory  Y4.P93/1  The official directory of the United States Congress includes members of the Senate and House, committee members, room and telephone numbers, and officials of the courts.  Also online.

Congressional Record (daily)   Published daily, this is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. Available online only.

Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation   Y 1.1/3   Also known as the Constitution Annotated, it is the “legal analysis and interpretation of the United States Constitution based primarily on Supreme Court cases.”  Also online. 

Economic Indicators   Y 4.EC 7:EC 7   Published monthly, Economic Indicators provide economic information on GDP, income, employment, production, business activity, prices, money, credit, security markets, and more. Also online. 

Economic Report of the President   PR 44.9:  An annual report which gives an overview of the nation’s economic progress using text and extensive data appendices. Also online. 

Federal Register (daily)  The daily publication of the rules, proposed rules, and notices of the Federal agencies and organizations along with executive orders. Available online only.

govinfo   An online database that gives free access to official publications from all three branches of the United States Government. Available online only.

Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States - Colonial Times to 1970* - Part 1
Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States - Colonial Times to 1970* - Part 2
  C3.134/2:H62/789-970/PT.1-2 The Historical Statistics of the United States – Parts 1 and 2 - can answer such questions as how much did a pound of butter cost in 1929, and what was the unemployment rate in 1958.  Fifty-five cents and 6.8% are the answers. Also online

Occupational Outlook Handbook   How much does a movie director make a year? What do I need to study in high school to become a microbiologist? This is the document that one needs for those questions. Available online only. 

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States   GS4.113: The official publication of the President’s addresses, writings, and remarks.  Also online.

Social Security Handbook  The resource for all Social Security questions. Available online only. 

United States Statutes at Large   AE 2.111 & GS4.111:   [online and print]   The United States Statutes at Large containing the permanent laws – public and private – that were enacted during each session of Congress. Also online. 

United States Code   Y 1.2/5   The permanent and general laws of the United States are divided by broad subjects into fifty-one titles. Also online. 

United States Government Manual  AE2.108/2 & GS4.109: This is the official handbook provided by the federal government on the agencies of the three branches of government. Available online only. 

United States Reports   JU 6.8  Contains the 4th and final generation of the Supreme Court’s opinions. Also online. 

USA.gov  An online guide to government services and information.  Available only online. 

Historic Documents

Alexander Hamilton papers

Congressional Research Service Reports

Congressional Serial Set

Central Intelligence Agency's Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room

Emmett Till: Notice to Close File

JFK Assassination Records - 2021 Additional Documents Release

Nisei Linguists: Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence during World War II

Nuremberg War Crimes Trials

U.S. Army in World War II

U.S. Office of Special Counsel: Public Files

Warren Commission Report

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GPO Metalib (search engine for multiple federal digital resources)

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