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Catalog Search Notice

While using the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, or searching the Libraries I-Share catalog, please be aware that many links that include or in the web address are not working in some browsers. If you encounter this problem, change the URL substituting fdlp for access.gpo. In other words, for links of the form change it and for, change it

For example:

How Our Laws Are Made,, use

Climate change and indigenous peoples : a synthesis of current impacts and experiences, use:

This does not appear to be a problem in Firefox, but is a problem for Google Chrome and Safari. The Government Publishing Office is aware of this issue and is working to resolve it.



FDLP logoThe Government Publication Department is a depository for U.S. federal government publications and Illinois documents.  It also includes a sizeable United Nations collection.  Our collections and office are located on the second floor of Founders Memorial Library.

Contact the Government

Contact Government — provides a central page for contacting the President, Vice President, U.S. Senators and Representatives, State Governors, and includes a directory of contacts for federal government agencies, arranged alphabetically. Many of these are webforms that you can fill out online, but many sites also include further contact information.

Find lists of State Senators and House members at the Illinois General Assembly website. The lists on these pages can be sorted by any of the column headings, so that you can sort by district to find your Senator or Representative by district.

State of Illinois Telephone Directory — Search State of Illinois agencies by name, telephone number, or agency. Note that the basic search is by agency employee name, but links to telephone number or agency search are on the left side of the page.

Federal Court Finder — Find US courts and court officials. Detailed information includes phone number, street address and Google map data to court locations.

United States Government Manual — is the official handbook of the federal government. This version is continuously updated, so that the information is current. The Manual provides an organizational chart of the U.S. government and for each agency, it includes a description, lists the personnel and cites the legislation that initially created the agency. For cabinet level departments, the manual includes an organizational chart for that department. For members of Congress only their name, State/Territory/District that they represent, and their room number, are given. Includes links to the House and Senate websites.

Contact Information

Government Publications Department 
Founders Memorial Library 245

Mark Hamilton
Senior Library Specialist,
Government Publications 
Founders Memorial Library 245A
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