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Federal Library Directory
FEDLINK has engaged the Federal Research Division (FRD) of the Library of Congress to compile a directory of all United States federal libraries and information resource centers (IRCs) worldwide. To this end, in the spring of 2011 FRD sent out surveys soliciting general information (name and government affiliation, contact information and location, collection and staff size, hours of operation, leadership, and circulation and reference services) to known federal libraries and information centers. FRD analysts then supplemented the data received from these surveys with research in order to compile as complete as possible a directory of federal libraries and IRCs. The current directory is comprised of approximately 1,111 entries. FEDLINK hopes this directory will raise the awareness of federal libraries and information resource centers and contribute to the more effective use of the resources these organizations maintain.
Note that each United States embassy maintains a library but, because of security concerns, the Department of State has asked that FRD not include the locations of these libraries in the directory. In addition, at the request of the Bureau of Prisons, FRD is providing limited contact information for any libraries or information centers located in federal prisons.
FRD is making every effort to maintain in this database accurate and up-to-date links to Library and Information Center Web sites. However, FRD has no control over content and availability of those sites.
If you would like to be included in this directory or you would like to propose a change to the information provided on your library or IRC, please email your request to [email protected].
Follow this link for an interactive map of over 1,000 federal libraries. The mapping software is only viewed using the Mozilla Firefox browser. Please be patient if this link loads slowly.
If you are unable to use Firefox, click here for a PDF file of the directory.
Last Updated: 09/24/2014