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

Upcoming Programs

Training on Electronic Resources

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

The remaining session in 2014 will be held on December 18.

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.

Japanese Imperialism and the Path to World War II

Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

The origins of Japanese imperial ambitions in the Pacific can be traced to the beginning of the Meiji Restoration in the late 1860’s. Confidence in Japan’s military capabilities heightened after the Japanese successfully defeated Russia in the Russo-Japanese war during the first decade of the 20th century. By the time of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles ending the World War I in 1919, a war in which Japan found itself on the victorious side, many on the island nation already started turning their eyes towards other territories in Asia and the Pacific.

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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   

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm, the successor to, is the new online resource for accessing free, fact-based United States legislative information. It is a collaborative effort by the Library of Congress, Senate, House of Representatives, and the Government Printing Office. Researchers can search across all of the content in the system, refine their results, view member pages and review their sponsored and co-sponsored legislation. Materials such as the detailed lists of Congressional actions per legislative bill, committee reports, nominations, and treaty information have been incorporated into this resource.
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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 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 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.


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.