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About Government Information Online (GIO)

Who am I talking to?
    Government Information Online (GIO) is a free national online information service supported by nearly thirty public, academic, and state libraries throughout the United States. Participating librarians specialize in finding government information sources of all kinds, and will try to answer your questions through chat or email. All the participating institutions are official depository libraries who participate in the U.S. Government Printing Office's Federal Depository Library program, and many are also official depository libraries for their respective state or local governments. The project's purpose is to demonstrate that government information is a core library service that can take advantage of the World Wide Web to deliver reliable knowledge about how government works and serves its citizens. While we are glad to assist in any way we can, you might be communicating with a librarian who does not work at your local library and/or does not have access to your personal library card records. For further information about the project and its future goals, please link to the project's website.
Link to List of participants

Email a government information librarian at University of Memphis Library
(Please note that, in most cases, you will be communicating with a librarian who does not work at your local library and does not have access to your personal library card records)

(We will respond to your question within 48 hours)

Due to a service reorganization within the project, chat services will be unavailable December 21st, 2006 and resume late Summer 2007. We thank you for your patience during this transition and invite you to submit email questions to the service during this transition period.

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    Sponsored by 

    Illinois State Library, OCLC, University of Illinois at Chicago

    Your feedback is important to us. The project is coordinated by the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Illinois State Library.  Resources for the project were provided by OCLC.  Government Information Online allows users to ask a librarian to help you find information about absolutely any government information topic!  

    Last revised on March 27, 2021