Government Information

Williams College Libraries was designated United States Federal Depository Library in 1858. We are committed to providing access to U.S. government information to the Williams community and beyond.

Comprehensive coverage of U.S. Congressional materials is our special strength. To augment our depository collections in print and electronic format from 1789-present, Williams College Libraries also has purchased the digital full-text of the Congressional Serial Set (1789-1969), Congressional hearings and prints (1830-2003), and Congressional Research Service Reports (1916-present). We also provide access to United States Census documents from the earliest (1790) to the present. Congressional hearings and prints from 2004-present are made available in print or in electronic format. Search our online catalog, FRANCIS for all hearings, prints, Serial Set documents, and Census information. For a comprehensive search of Congressional documents only, search Congressional Publications. more

Government documents resources available at Williams are organized by the type of information they provide (at left). While we are primarily a United States Federal Depository Library, we also provide access and reference assistance with state, international government, and NGO/IGO information. For help accessing the collection, see our guides (at right) or contact Rebecca Ohm, Reference and Gov't Documents Librarian.