Government Documents

Since 1956, The Shasta Public Libraries has been a United States Federal Depository and has the largest federal document collection in Shasta County that is available to the public. These documents provide a current and historical record of the workings of the Federal government, Federal statute, code and regulation materials, statistical data, information on topics of interest to the general public, local government agencies, and businesses.

Search the Government Documents online at www.govinfo.gov

Or view the Items available here at the Redding Library

This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)

View information on our Government Documents Policy.

Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government 

Learn more about the Federal Government. Includes fun facts and games. Designed for kids, parents, and educators.  Avaliable Online Only

Budget of the United States Government

Access the President’s budget proposals, the budget message of the President, and other information about the budget issued throughout the fiscal year.

Available in the Library or Online

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Find Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public.
Sorted by year.
Available in the Library or Online

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

Find federal publications for historical and current publications with direct links to those that are available online. You can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and more.

Available Online only

Social Security Handbook

The resource for all Social Security questions.

Available Online only

Economic Indicators 

Access economic information on GDP, income, employment, production, business activity, prices, money, credit, security markets, and more. Published monthly.

Available in the Library or Online


An online database that gives free access to official publications from all three branches of the United States Government.

Available Online only

Explore Census Data 

Explore Census Data for population, economic, housing, and geographic information and data about the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island areas.

Available Online only

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a resource for occupational and career information, providing profiles on a majority of jobs in the United States. See the work environment, education and training needed ten-year outlook and median pay for workers.

Available Online only

Government Information & Reporting

Code of Federal Regulations

View the annual edition of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

Available in the Library or Online

Federal Register (daily)

The daily publication of the rules, proposed rules, and notices of the Federal agencies and organizations along with executive orders.

Available in the Library or Online

United States Government Manual

This is the official handbook provided by the federal government on the agencies of the three branches of government.

Available Online only

President of the United States

United States Statutes at Large

The United States Statutes at Large containing the permanent laws – public and private – that were enacted during each session of Congress.

Available in the Library or Online

United States Code 

The permanent and general laws of the United States are divided by broad subjects into fifty-one titles.

Available in the Library or Online

Compilation of Presidential Documents

View the daily and weekly compilations of the Presidential documents officially released by the White House Press Secretary.

Available Online only

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States 

The official publication of the President’s addresses, writings, and remarks.

Available in the Library or Online

Economic Report of the President

View annual reports for an overview of the nation’s economic progress. Includes text and extensive data appendices.

Available in the Library or Online

United States Congress

Congressional Directory

Access the official directory of the United States Congress, including members of the Senate and House, committee members, room and telephone numbers, and officials of the courts.

Available in the Library or Online

Congressional Record (daily)

Access the the daily official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. Published daily when Congress is in session.

Available Online

The Supreme Court

Constitution Annotated 

See legal analysis and interpretation of the United States Constitution based primarily on Supreme Court cases.

Available in the Library or Online

United States Reports 

Contains the Supreme Court’s opinions.

Available in the Library or Online

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