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COVID-19 information

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Murphy Library building is closed indefinitely. 

However, Contact-Free Pickup Service is Now Available


Access online Government information through...

  • The library catalog: free and open to the public. When a publication is available online, there will be a link in the catalog record for that publication (Click on the title of the publication for the complete description, then click on links under the yellow "View It" bar below.)
  • Other tabs of this guide!


Help with finding and using government information

  • During summer 2020 UWL Murphy Librarians are providing reference assistance via email or by virtual appointment.  Reference librarians are working remotely, so will not be able to consult physical books, journals, maps, etc, in our collections.
  • For in-depth government information questions, please email Michael Current, reference librarian.


Online federal government resources about COVID-19

A few places to start...

Government Information at Murphy Library


As a government depository library Murphy Library offers an extensive collection of government information resources which can be identified, and also accessed if it's an online resource, through the Library Catalog:

The Catalog can limit search results to government documents, but that function only includes print format documents, and omits documents that are online or held on microform.  To comprehensively find government documents in the Catalog you can instead include the following in your search:

"government publishing office" OR "government printing office" OR gpo OR "g.p.o."

This guide highlights some of the most important government information resources and finding tools used at UW-La Crosse.