Where DOI Employees Get Their Information

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.


Temporary Library

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

Location & Hours

  • Room 2262
    Stewart Lee Udall Department of Interior Building
    1849 C Street NW
    Washington, DC 20240
  • Open 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays).

Contact Us

Upcoming Programs


Park Ranger Speaker Series

The Treaty of Ghent and Battle of New Orleans
Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 1:00 - 1:45 pm

Two hundred years ago the United States concluded the youthful nation's first declared war, a three-year battle with their nemesis Great Britain. During the final year of the war on American soil, Napoleon Bonaparte was seemingly defeated on the European continent. This allowed for an influx of seasoned British regulars to attempt to take the city of New Orleans, America's largest port on the Gulf of Mexico, and end the conflict. However, both the Americans and the British were weary of war and almost simultaneously sought a peaceful settlement at the end of 1814. This attempt to end the war would go the route of detailed negotiations, but even that would be a struggle.

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Training Sessions

WestlawNext: Introduction and New Features
Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Thomson Reuters WestlawNext online legal research service permits users to search for legal, legislative, news, and business content without first selecting a database, allowing one to click checkboxes to select the jurisdiction and nature of material wanted. Its search algorithm, referred to as WestSearch, is perhaps the world's most advanced legal research engine, executing a federated search across multiple content types.

Please Note: 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.

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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


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.