On May 2, 2022, the Stewart Lee Udall Building reopened to the public. All visitors must enter through the C Street lobby, with individuals over 18 years of age required to present a valid, government-issued photo ID. The building will remain open to the public while COVID-19 Community Levels are at the Low or Medium level.
Library programs will be held via webinar.
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.
The Library's own collections include some 200,000 current and historical publications.
A staff member is available Monday through Friday (except federal holidays) from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
A Majestic Century on the National Mall: The Centennial Anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial Dedication
Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
May 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial. An estimated crowd of 50,000 attended the dedication, while as many as two million listened across the country via the new medium of radio. Speakers included President Warren G. Harding, former president and Chief Justice of the United States William Howard Taft and Dr. Robert Russa Moton, principal of the Tuskegee Institute.
An Overview of HeinOnline: Historical, Legal and Legislative Research on the Web
Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
HeinOnline is an online research platform that provides more than 196 million pages of multidisciplinary periodicals, essential government documents, international resources, case law, and much more. It also contains complete access to the Congressional Record; the Federal Register; the Code of Federal Regulations; and U.S. Federal Agency Documents (including Interior Department administrative materials).
These databases are available to all departmental employees at their desktops. Employees who are teleworking may access them through the Department's VPN. Others must contact a Reference Librarian for assistance.
The Interior Library Reference Staff maintains access to the Lexis Advance, Westlaw and PACER online databases. Departmental employees can visit the Interior Library or contact the Library by phone at (202) 208-5815 or via the Library's Questions and Comments form if they would like a reference librarian to conduct a work-related search in any of these databases.
To help you determine whether and where a needed electronic book or journal is available online, we provide a complete, searchable alphabetical list of titles. If you're not sure where to find a something online, try this list first.
The list combines the full-text journals and other materials in all the database services to which the Library has access.
Also included are some single subscriptions as well as selected open access books and journals. Most entries include coverage dates, and all entries have links directly to the requested title.
Please direct your questions on database searching strategies to a Reference Librarian.
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.