Ramsey County Library will be closed on Monday, January 20.

Open Maker at RCL-Roseville will be unavailable on Saturday, January 18.

Government Information

Research Databases

  • GPO Monthly Catalog

    U.S. government documents including Congressional reports, hearings, debates and records, judiciary materials, and documents issued by executive departments.

Selected Websites

Federal Government

  • Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids


  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance


  • Congressional Research Service Reports

    The Congressional Research Service serves as shared staff exclusively to congressional committees and Members of Congress. CRS experts assist at every stage of the legislative process. CRS reports provide research and analysis to support Congressional legislative, oversight, and representational duties. All reports adhere to the core values of CRS; they are authoritative, objective and nonpartisan. Reports range in length from several pages to more than one-hundred pages and cover the full breadth of topics of interest to Congress. This website provides access to reports developed for members of Congress by the Congressional Research Service on topics relevant to current issues and events.

  • Federal Grants
    Information on grant opportunities from all agencies of federal government
  • govinfo: U.S. Government Publishing Office

    govinfo provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. The help section contains user tutorials and a list of what is available with specific suggestions provided for searching each resource. In addition, there's a useful list of other resources (many historical) with links.

  • Social Security Online


  • STAT-USA: Economic Indicators

    STAT-USA ceased to exist after September 30, 2010. This guide from the University of Central Florida Libraries provides links to data sources which were used by the Department of Commerce to provide information on the STAT-USA website.

  • Statistical Abstracts Series

    The U.S. Census Bureau terminated the collection of data for the Statistical Compendia program effective October 1, 2011. The Statistical Compendia program is comprised of the Statistical Abstract of the United States and its supplemental products—the State and Metropolitan Area Data Book and the County and City Data Book.

  • The Electronic Embassy


  • The White House


  • U.S. Government Accountability Office

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO examines how taxpayer dollars are spent and provides Congress and federal agencies with objective, reliable information to help the government save money and work more efficiently.


Local Government

State Government

Tax Forms and Information

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