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 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.
Park Ranger Talks are held in the Rachel Carson Room, which is located on the ground level of the Stewart L. Udall Department of the Interior Building. Other training sessions are held in the temporary library in Room 2262.
Between the Bullet and the Hospital: Clara Barton and the Civil War
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 1:00 - 1:45 pm
The Civil War set Clara Barton on a path of a new type of public service, one where she endured some of the same terrible conditions and extreme dangers as the soldiers she treated. This path took Miss Barton to Antietam, where she worked as the battle raged around her. At the Battle of Fredericksburg she was the only woman working at the front. Later, Clara Barton was there when the African American troops of the 54th Massachusetts attacked Fort Wagner in South Carolina.
No training sessions are currently scheduled.
Others must come to the Interior Library to use these databases, or contact a Reference Librarian for assistance.
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.
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.