Written by Rochelle Krueger, Government Documents Librarian
Due to the recent federal government shutdown, numerous resources that were available to our students and to the general public are now inaccessible. This lapse in appropriated funds will affect many facets available to the public. The Government Printing Office (GPO) will not be updating gpo.gov, FDLP.gov, the Catalog of Government Publications, Ben’s Guide, or be responding to askGPO questions until funding is restored. As a depository library, we will not be receiving shipments during this time. Many government web sites are offline during the shutdown as well, such as the Library of Congress.
All public lands managed by the Interior Department (National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, Bureau of Land Management facilities, etc.) will be closed. For more information, FAQs, and updates regarding the Interior Department, please visit http://www.doi.gov/shutdown.
For an overview of which government offices are affected, please see http://www.usa.gov/shutdown.shtml.
Other articles having impact information include:
- http://www.va.gov/opa/docs/Field_Guide_20130927.pdf (Veterans’ Affairs)
For assistance finding information, please contact Rochelle Krueger, Government Documents Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-8542.
10.4.2013 For now, the Library of Congress Web site is back up, please see the announcement at: http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2013/13-A07.html. You can visit the Library of Congress Web site at: http://www.loc.gov/index.html.