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Illinois State Government Information: Illinois Publications at NUL

A research guide for Illinois government information

COVID-19 and Library Collections

Effective June 8, 2020, physical items in the Evanston campus libraries and the Oak Grove Library Center, which includes publications from Illinois state government agencies, can be requested through NUSearch and an appointment for pickup scheduled.  Service updates will be posted to that page as the situation changes.

Many Illinois government agency publications are available in digital format through Electronic Documents of Illiinois (EDI).  For assistance, contact

Government, Data, Geospatial & Business Services

Government, Data, Geospatial & Business Services unit is the main resource for Illinois state government information! For assistance come to the Main Library AskUs desk or contact the Government Information Librarian - contact information provided on this page.


IL Depository Program

Since 1971, Northwestern University Libraries have been a depository for Illinois state documents received from the Illinois State Library through the Illinois Documents Depository Program.  Examples of the types of publications include agency annual reports, special reports on programs or issues, and statistical publications.  We also have a selective collection of basic reference publications from other states.

Key Resources for Illinois Publications
Comprehensive source of information about the state of Illinois and the Illinois state government.

Cyberdrive Illinois
Cyberdrive Illinois is a clearinghouse of information for Illinois, and also the official Web site for Illinois Secretary of State.

Electronic Documents of Illinois (EDI)
Provides permanent public access to official publications of the State of Illinois which have been deposited in electronic form.


Publications received by NUL as depository materials are cataloged and can be identified using NUSearch.

Your Librarian

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Anne Zald
Anne Zald
Subjects: Government Information; Regulatory Compliance; Gender & Sexuality Studies;
Main Library Room 1214
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Skype Contact: anne.zald
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