The Interior Library provides a full range of professional reference and research services, available to Interior employees in both the Washington, DC, area and nationwide. The collections include Departmental publications, as well as related books, journals, electronic databases and other resources that support the mission of the Department, its agencies, and bureaus.

A new temporary Interior Library is now open in Room 2262 of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building. Due to the modernization of wing 1 of the building, the Interior Library's historic Reading Room and stack areas have been closed to patrons.



More on the impact of the Modernization Project on Library services



The DOI Library, located in Room 2262 of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of Interior Building, is open from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays). Phone:   (202) 208-5815
Fax:       (202) 208-6773
Email:    library@ios.doi.gov




Upcoming Programs


Training on Electronic Resources

Third Thursday's of the Month, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Please join the Interior Library staff for a regular training series on the many electronic and online resources available through the Library's website. Usually on the third Thursday of the month from 1 to 2 pm, the Library staff will review features of the website, including features and basic search techniques for online databases available to DOI employees at their desktops. Databases such as HeinOnline, Westlaw, JSTOR, ProQuest Congressional, and ProQuest National Newspapers will be covered at the request of attendees. The Reference Staff will also be available to answer other specific online research related questions you may have.


Park Ranger Speaker Series

New! Please register for a Park Ranger Talk here.

Grand Review in Washington

Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm


Following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in April 1865, the nation's capital was bedecked in mourning crepe.  The last vestiges of resistance, following the surrender of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia were coming to a close.  By calling for a review of troops from the victorious Union armies along Pennsylvania Avenue, President Andrew Johnson seemingly helped to pull the nation off the mat in order to face the dawn of a new era.

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All Park Ranger Talks scheduled through 2015 will be held in the John Muir Room, which is located on the ground level of the Stewart L. Udall Department of the Interior Building.


Training Sessions

 
New! Please register for a Training Session here.


Introduction to FDsys: The GPO’s Online Portal to Federal Government Documents 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm


GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. Through FDsys, users are able to search for documents and publications via advanced search capabilities and are able to refine and narrow their search for quick access to needed information.

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This program will be held in the new temporary Library, located in Room 2262 of the Stewart L. Udall Department of the Interior Building.  It is also being offered to remote users as a simultaneous online webinar. Please contact the DOI Library by e-mail at library@ios.doi.gov for directions to the Library or for information on how to register for webinar access to the class.


Electronic Resources for Departmental Employees


Others must come to the Interior Library to use these databases, or contact a Reference Librarian for assistance.

 
General Interest
Law and Public Policy
EBSCO Online   Hein Online
Gale Directory Library ProQuest Congressional Collections
Gale Virtual Reference Library ProQuest Legislative Insight, Part B (1789-1960)
GREENR Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Digital Library
JSTOR U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Science Direct  


Find Electronic Journals By Title


To help you determine whether and where a needed journal is available online, we provide this complete, searchable alphabetical list of titles. If you're not sure where to find a journal online, try this list first.


The list combines the full-text journals and other periodicals in all the database services to which the Library has access.

Also included are some single subscriptions as well as some journals freely available on the Internet. Most entries include coverage dates, and all entries have links directly to the journal.

Please direct your questions on database searching strategies to a Reference Librarian.


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The Federal Depository Library Program


As a member of the Federal Depository Library Program, the Interior Library provides local, no-fee access to Federal government information in an impartial environment with professional assistance. Anyone can visit Federal depository libraries and use the Federal depository collections. The Interior Library has received Federal depository materials since its designation in 1895.