Government documents are publications, print and nonprint, produced by or for a city, county, district, region, state, nation or group of nations. The type of information found in government documents includes statistics, reports, meeting agendas and minutes, information of historical significance, assessments and so on. Government documents are produced in a wide variety of formats including: on the World Wide Web, books, CD-ROMs, serials, pamphlets, maps and videos.
The Teton County Library’s Government Documents Collection consists of federal, state and local publications, primarily in book and map formats. The Library’s online computer catalog provides access to government documents available on the World Wide Web. Current documents open for public comment, scoping notices and meeting agendas are available at the Information Desk. Free government publications provided in the Library include earthquake brochures, driving manuals, fuel economy, charts and consumer information.
The Library collects federal documents in many subject areas. Publications on commerce, education, health, labor, aspects of the U.S. Government and its operation, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, and Native Americans are held in the Library.
Wyoming is the primary focus of the state documents collected, with most state agencies represented. A few Montana and Idaho documents are included in the collection.
Local documents held by the Library are publications of Teton County, Wyoming and the Town of Jackson. The bulk of the documents provide information on finances, land use and planning, codes, the Jackson Hole airport and development master plans.
The staff at the Information Desk will gladly assist you in finding the government documents for your research needs.