Government Documents at the Scranton Public Library
Since 1895, Scranton Public Library has been part of the Federal Depository Library Program. As a selective library, we choose the materials that will be of interest to our general public in the surrounding counties. As one of the only Government Documents Libraries in the area, we want to provide you with all the government documents you need, which include State and Local documents as well. If we do not have the document, we will locate it for you. If you have any questions regarding the Government Documents Collection, please feel free to ask the Reference staff for help with your questions.
The Government Documents Collection is searchable in Lackawanna County Library System Catalog or you may come into the library to browse the collection.
New Government Information
This section is dedicated to new books, materials, websites about events in the news that you may be interested in knowing more about this informations.
Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Here are two websites that give information about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
General Federal Government Websites
USA.gov - A portal to government information and non government websites, which are searchable by category.
Kids.gov - A site dedicated to children and teachers, which allows you to search for anything the United States, has published for children. Some examples include health and fitness, and computers.
Legislative, Judicial, and Executive Information Websites
United States Government Printing Office’s FDsys - This website allows the user to search for any laws or other government information presented from the Congress and other government offices.
Thomas - A website that is supported by the Library of Congress, that allows users to search for legislative information from the United States government.
Federal Citizen Information Center -Easy place to order free government publications about many different topics.
Census Bureau - Gateway to statistical information which includes population estimates, economic information, and maps.
American Fact Finder – National, State, and local estimates about population and other statistics.
Other Useful Government Websites
State and Local Information
PA.gov - Official website for the state of Pennsylvania
Scranton - Official City of Scranton website
These databases and websites are brought to you by the Federal Governement. Where noted these databases are only available at the Scranton Public Library Reference Department.
STAT-USA®/Internet™- This database is only available at Scranton Public Libraries Reference Department. This internet site is a great source for business, trade and economic statistics and information.
Homeland Security Digital Library-This website/database can be used only in the Reference Department. It is password protected and all Reference staff have passwords. This is an open-source website which specializes in homeland security resources.
Public Health Reports – This website is also password protected and can be found in the Reference Department. Public Health Reports is the official journal of the United States Public Health Service. This website contains archived and current issues of the Reports, which includes research, health practice and other information.
National Climatic Data Center Online Document Library- Password protected at the Scranton Public Library, this database contains any information about local, state, national, and world climatic weather data, including some historical information.
Science Accelerator- This is a free website available from the Department of Energy, which includes science and research and development projects.
Science.gov - A free website which has over 200 million different research pages from the United States government.
Local History and Government Documents Librarian
Scranton Public Library
500 Vine St.
Scranton Pa, 18509
(570)348-3000 ext. 3008