Government Publications

The Federal Depository Library Program makes available to the public no-fee access to information produced by Federal agencies. The Downey City Library joined the Federal Depository Library Program in 1963. We are a selective depository for the 34th Congressional District. Currently our selection rate is 14% of all materials available through the Federal Depository Library Program.

As the U.S. Government is moving towards the Internet to share public information, it is our objective to highlight publications that might be of interest to you including publications that our library selects. The following are links to government databases, periodicals, forms, and other publications.

Government Forms

Internal Revenue Service
California State Tax Forms


govinfo - A Comprehensive source for U.S. Government Information
Citing Government information in all formats
FirstGov - Your First Click to the U.S. Government
Frequently used U.S. Government websites
GPO Access: Official Federal Government Information At Your Fingertips
Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access, and how one can use GPO Access to carry out their civic responsibilities.


Davis-Bacon Database (Accessible on library Internet workstations only.)
STAT-USA (Accessible on library Internet workstations only.)
World Fact Book provides brief factual information of countries all over the world.
FedWorld assists in locating and disseminating Federal Government information.