Government Resources · Libraries

General

National Libraries
Listing of national libraries in the United States and worldwide.
Presidential Libraries
National Archives listing of Presidential libraries with locations, hours, and links.

Federal

Air Force University Library - Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
The Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center of the Department of Defense provides culture and language resources that include bibliographies, databases, maps, and related websites. The Center also creates bibliographies on current and historical topics and regions.
Archives Library Information Center
The Archives Library Information Center of the National Archives links to full text books, pamphlets, newspapers and historical documents on the World Wide Web. The Virtual Library includes digital, subject-oriented, and e-Book collections.
The Goddard Space Flight Library
The offers NASA images of the Earth, astronomical objects, spacecraft and more. Also provides links to Goddard and NASA websites, such as NASA Kids, Women of NASA, and Science@NASA.
Interior Library
The Interior Library of the U.S. Department of the Interior provides Internet resources including subject guides on a variety of topics, such as animals & wildlife, archaeology, historic preservation, Native Americans, and plants. Also provides a select list of general reference sources.
Law Library of Congress
Find legal commentary and recommended resources on issues and events with legal significance. Includes databases & eResources, current legal topics, news & events, and webcasts.
Library of Congress
The largest library in the world with collections that encompass millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts.
Library of Congress - Center for the Book
The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress invites people of all ages to discover the fascinating people, places and events that await you whenever you read. Offers books and related resources for kids, teens, adults, educators, and parents. Includes booklists, book festivals, contests, author webcasts, and local & community resources.
Marine Corps Library
The Marine Corps Library provides archives online, including online exhibitions and is the official repository for United States Marine Corps film, slides, and videos. Links for Researchers lists military, image, sound, and government agency archives.
National Agriculture Library
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agriculture Library collection covers all aspects of agriculture and related sciences. Provides education and outreach and features resources for kids and teens. Learn about careers in agriculture and find environmental learning opportunities.
National Center for Atmospheric Research Library
The National Center for Atmospheric Research Library provides resources for educators and educational programs in partnership with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. Includes an array of visual and multimedia resources, a digital image library, stock weather & climate footage, YouTube, and webcasts.
National Digital Library
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video that are in the public domain. The Service also offers the website Let's Go Outside for kids, parents and educators filled with fact sheets, recommendations on wildlife books, web videos, and a winter activity guide. Includes related links, upcoming events, and archives.
National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine offers online exhibitions and digital projects with online activities and related resources. Find a complete listing of exhibitions by subject.
National Transportation Library
Find Online Digital Special Collections and services for the public at the National Transportation Library, library of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Pentagon Library
The Pentagon Library of the Department of Defense provides access to current reading lists for the Army, Air Force, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Naval & Marine Corps, digitized archives, electronic journals, military documents, and online publications. Also offers a compiled list of Military History links and resources.
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
The Galaxy of Images represents a small, broad cross-section of the 1.5 million printed books and manuscripts in the Smithsonian Institution Libraries collections. The Smithsonian Digital Library contains digital publications, collections and objects including online exhibitions, webcasts, digital editions, bibliographies and fact sheets, and finding aids/inventories for collections.
U.S. Courts Library
Find information from and about the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government.
The Wirtz Labor Library
The Wirtz Labor Library's Digital Archive collection includes U.S. Department of Labor publications, trade union and labor history materials, biographies of labor leaders, statistical abstracts and more. Also provides Internet Bibliographies on various subjects such as Martin Luther King, African American History Month, Women's History Month, Children's Awareness Month, World War II, and Commemorating 9/11.
World Digital Library
A cooperative project of the Library of Congress, UNESCO, and partner libraries, archives, and educational and cultural institutions from the United States and around the world. The project brings together on a single website rare and unique documents – books, journals, manuscripts, maps, prints and photographs, films, and sound recordings – that tell the story of the world’s cultures.

State

Indiana State Library
Provides information, services, and genealogical resources.
Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
Provides information, services, and genealogical resources.
State Libraries & Archives
Listing of all state libraries and archives in the United States.
State Library of Ohio
Provides news, information, and statistics from the State Library of Ohio. Contains an extensive genealogical and local history collection on all counties in Ohio.