United States Federal Government Documents
The Grinnell College Libraries have been a selective depository for United States federal government documents since 1874. Our mission, as part of the Federal Depository Library Program, is to provide access to federal government information for the faculty, staff, and students of Grinnell College and for the residents of Iowa's third Congressional district.
Our 42% selection rate provides for most of the government document needs of our patrons. In addition to the core collection prescribed by the federal government, areas of focus for collection development include agriculture, economics, education, energy, the environment, international relations, labor, and social issues. Our regional depository, located at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, offers a full collection of federal documents. The vast majority of new federal government documents are now made available via the Internet, and links to new online federal documents are added to the library catalog monthly.
How do I find U.S. Government documents? A step-by-step guide.
State of Iowa Documents
The Grinnell College Libraries are a depository for documents issued by the State (government) of Iowa. The vast majority of documents issued by the State of Iowa are available online at Iowa Publications Online (IPO). All State of Iowa paper and microfiche documents that we receive can be identified by searching the library catalog.
The Grinnell College Libraries purchase documents from many international government organizations (especially the United Nations, OECD, European Union, World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund) and some individual countries. All international documents that we receive can be identified by searching the library catalog.