Government Documents

Community of Interest

Community Charge

The Government Documents Community of Interest is focused on issues relating to providing government information for research.  Twelve of the 19 BLC libraries are members of the Federal Depository Library Program, providing government information for research. All are selective libraries collecting print and electronic resources that meet the information needs of their community.  

The government document materials in the libraries are available to the public, even if the library itself is a private institution. The Government Documents COI meets as a networking group to discuss issues of importance to government document librarians.

The twelve BLC libraries that are part of the Federal Library Depository Program maintain resource guides providing details of access to their collections. These collections are open to members of the BLC library community and, in many cases, to the public at large.


Aimee Slater
Government Information & Social Sciences Librarian
Brandeis University 

John Devine
Reference Librarian II, Research Specialist, Government Information
Boston Public Library


The Government Documents COI is open to any librarian providing access to or interested in government information for research.


Meetings are held occasionally and usually in conjunction with the BLC Forum.

Join BLC Government Documents COI

Complete the form below to join BLC's Government Documents COI. You'll automatically be added to the email group and shared Google Drive.