U.S. Government Publications

The State Library's collection of U.S. government publications covers a broad range of subject areas with a focus on Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Areas include:

  • social, economic, and population statistics
  • health and social services
  • public policy, law and government
  • environmental and natural resources

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U.S. Energy
U.S. Energy
The Department of Energy addresses the Nation's energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges, using transformative science and technology to ensure national security and prosperity.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency protects human health and safeguards the environment.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The USFWS works collaboratively to conserve, protect, and support fish, wildlife, and their habitats for the enduring benefit of the American people.
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Forest Service
As the world’s largest forestry research organization, Forest Services experts provide technical and financial help to state and local government agencies, businesses, and private landowners and work government-to-government with tribes to help protect and manage non-federal forest and associated range and watershed lands.
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Geological Survey
The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.
U.S. Health & Human Services
U.S. Health & Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services strengthens the public health and welfare of the American people by making affordable and quality health care and childcare accessible, ensuring the safety of food products, preparing for public health emergencies, and advancing the diagnosis, treatment, and curing of life-threatening illnesses.
U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service
U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service
The National Marine Fisheries Service supports the management, conservation, and sustainable development of domestic and international living marine resources and the protection and restoration of ecosystems. The Service helps assess the stock of the Nation's multi-billion-dollar marine fisheries, protect marine mammals and threatened species, conserve habitats, assist trade and industry, and conduct fishery enforcement activities.
U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA's mission centers on environmental assessment, prediction, and stewardship. It monitors and assesses the state of the environment to make accurate and timely forecasts to protect life, property, and natural resources; to promote the Nation's economic health; and to enhance its environmental security. The agency protects America's ocean, coastal, and living marine resources while promoting sustainable economic development.
U.S. National Park Service
U.S. National Park Service
The National Park Service protects the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the benefit of present and future generations.
U.S. National Resources Planning Board
U.S. National Resources Planning Board
The NRPB planned public works, coordinated federal planning related to conservation and use of national resources, conducted long-range research studies, and stimulated local, state, and regional planning during the 1930s.
U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service
U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Natural Resources Conservation Service, formerly known as the Soil Conservation Service, helps America's farmers, ranchers, and other private landowners develop and implement voluntary efforts to conserve and protect the Nation's natural resources.
U.S. Postal Service
U.S. Postal Service
The Postal Service, formerly known as the General Post Office and the Post Office Department, provides mail processing and delivery services to individuals and businesses in the U.S.

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