Government Documents

About Government Documents

The Queens Main Library Government Documents Collection makes an effort to be consistent with the Federal Depository Program guidelines to reduce physical collections in favor of electronic resources.Increasingly, government documents can be accessed freely via the Internet. Many documents are available online and available directly to the public without charge. You may also search for government documents in our library catalog.  Additional electronic government resources are available here.  Please contact us if you have questions about finding and using electronic government documents.


The public is welcome to use the Queens Main Library’s government document collections. Please review the above paragraph and corresponding links which detail electronic access to this collection.  A picture ID (i.e. Driver’s License) or another form of government ID must be presented at the Public Safety Desk in order to gain access to the Library.  For access to library desktop computers, guests are to obtain a daily guest log-in and password at the 3rd floor Service Desk.  This guest access does not confer library borrowing privileges or the use of the campus wireless internet, and is not valid at any other St. John’s University Library.  Entry to the St. John’s Library for access to electronic government documents does not grant access to the use of other library resources or databases.  Visitors may use the facilities, equipment and resources in the public areas of the library providing that they abide by the “Library Code of Conduct.”  At busy times during the semester or where there are patrons waiting to use equipment or services, St. John’s current students will be given preference.

For Assistance with Government Documents

Other local government document depository libraries: