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.

Search the Library's Catalog

The Library's own collections include some 200,000 current and historical publications.

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

All Park Ranger Talks scheduled in 2016 will be 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 will be held in the temporary library in Room 2262.


Park Ranger Speaker Series

The World War II and Korean War Memorials
Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

When one looks around the World War II Memorial and Korean War Veterans Memorial, special things tend to jump out. The artistic genius that went into creating these testaments of service, the determination on the faces of troops depicted in bronze and steel or perhaps the names of legendary battles laced with American valor engraved in granite. All of these immovable facets of the war memorials draw millions of visitors every year, to pay respect to a generation known as America’s Greatest.

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Training Sessions

ProQuest Congressional: Introduction and New Features
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

The ProQuest Congressional database provides users with efficient, targeted access to the most comprehensive collection of historic and current congressional information available anywhere online. This collection includes full text copies of congressional publications, finding aids, a bill tracking service, as well as the full text of public laws and other research materials to enable both researchers to complete many types of projects using a single, newly updated interface.

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.

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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.