Government Documents

government documets on a shelf
  • Location: Knight Library, First Floor
  • Mail: 1299 University of Oregon
  • Eugene, OR 97403-1299

COVID-19 Government Documents Collection statement

UO is a U.S. Federal depository library, however, UO Libraries are currently open only to UO users so there is limited public access to federal document collections.

Electronic government publications can be accessed via LibrarySearch and on govinfo.  UO students, faculty and staff may request physical materials found in LibrarySearch. Public users may use interlibrary loan through their local public library, where available. See also the Libraries’ guide to Government Information.

The Government Information Librarian is available to help with the location of online government information. Send an email here.

The Document Center is a unit of the Research & Instructional Services department.  It is located on the main floor of the Knight Library on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Oregon.  Staff can provide assistance in locating, understanding and utilizing these collections and related information on the Internet. As a U.S. Federal depository library, our collections and services are open for use by the general public and our staff are available to assist both public and academic users in accessing government information.

Government Information

The government publications collection contains publications from the governments of the United States, the European Union, Canada, Great Britain, the State of Oregon, and cities and counties in Oregon. Our online guide will help you navigate resources and provide links for assistance:

If searching for maps please visit the Map guides:

Reference service: Librarians are available to assist with research questions in person*, via e-mail, or by telephone*                *(due to COVID these options not currently available)

Course-related instruction: Librarians support University instructors with relevant course-related classroom lectures, library tours, bibliographies, and group project consultation. Arrangements for such activities should be made at least two weeks in advance. Faculty and GTFs should contact the appropriate librarian to arrange for instruction.

Statistical support: The department is one of the four "coordinating agencies" of Oregon's State Data Center, affiliated with the U.S. Bureau of the Census. In that capacity, the department provides assistance to the University and the wider Oregon community in locating, retrieving, using, and interpreting available statistical data from governmental sources.

Patent searching: Useful resources include the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's patent databases and trademark databases, and the Official Gazettes of the US PTO. We can make no guarantees as to the completeness or accuracy of any search performed with our assistance.

Other Specific Guides: