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Federal Information at the NYS Library

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Federal Depository Library Program - As a Federal Depository Library, the New York State Library maintains copies of a wide variety of U.S. documents and publications.

The New York State Library is also a U.S. Patent Depository Library.

Other Federal Information

Links below are to external sites that provide federal information.

FDsys: Provides free electronic access to the official, published version of important information products produced by the Federal Government, such as the Federal Register, the Congressional Record, and Commerce Business Daily.

Executive Branch

Legislative Branch

Judicial Branch

Government Site for Children

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids: This site serves as the educational component of GPO Access, the Government Printing Office's service to provide the official online version of legislative and regulatory information. The site's resources teach how the U.S. government works and how to use the primary source materials of GPO Access. Ben's Guide also serves as a locator service for U.S. Government Web sites developed for kids. The site guide is Ben Franklin.



  • American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library: American Memory is a gateway to the Library of Congress' rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers millions of digital items - text, images and audio files - from the Library's vast historical collections.
  • ERIC: The U.S. Department of Education's database of education literature.
  • FDsys: The Government Printing Office's gateway to Federal publications and documents.
  • PubMed: The National Library of Medicine's free search service to over 16 million citations on the Medline and Pre-Medline databases.
  • OSTI: From the US Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), as part of their mission to advance science and sustain technological creativity by making R&D findings available and useful to Department of Energy (DOE) researchers and the American people. Also visit the DOE Information Bridge for full-text DOE Report literature.
Last Updated: August 3, 2021