Monroe County Library System is a depository for Federal, State, Local, and Nuclear Documents. These documents are housed in the Ellis Reference and Information Center on South Custer Road. Many of the documents are cataloged and can be found on the library's online public access catalog (opac). Some of the documents are small publications and can be found in the Pamphlet File. The remainder of the documents are located in Room B. Documents not currently in our collection can be inter-library loaned from either Detroit Public Library or the Library of Michigan. If you need assistance with any of these documents please contact a reference librarian.
Our Federal government is committed to getting its information into the hands of the people. These are recommended sites on the Internet that will assist you in connecting to a great number of government databases.
University of Michigan Documents Center
Award winning site. Comprehensive location for International, Federal, and Michigan information as well as related disciplines. Easy links to High School Debate topics, Legislative Histories, a Tutorial, and U. S. Foreign Policy. Links to the University Online Catalog, MIRLYN.
Federal Digital System – online access to official Federal Government publications. Search or Browse and Download.
Michigan State Government
Links to all three branches of state government, including the Governor, MI House, MI Senate, Departments, the Judicial Branch, and the Library of Michigan. Special links to issues important to the Michigan citizen. Regular updates on general government news, legislative committee meetings, executive orders, and how to contact your U. S. Representatives.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Our proximity to the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Reactor allows us additional access to federal information through our depository status. This link to the NRC provides information on all of its activities.