About the Government Documents Collection
Mookini Library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)
Government documents are materials published by the federal government at government expense. They include Congressional hearings, departmental publications, maps, periodicals, labor statistics, the U.S. Census information, and much more. This library receives about 8% of all federal documents published.
Most documents in print are available in the Government Documents Collection on the Upper Level of the Library and arranged on the shelves according to the Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) classification system. Many more documents are freely accessible online. State documents are found in the Hawaiian Collection.
To find online government information, try using the Voyager catalog or the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (July 1976 - present) to find specific titles. If you need assistance, please contact us at the Information Desk on the main floor or at (808) 932-7296.
Gateways to Finding Government Information
General portal for finding U.S. government information by audience and topic. Federal, state, local and tribal government links. Browse the A-Z index to find links to government departments and agencies.
Online repository of free federal publications from approximately 50 different collections of government information.
Statistical information for federal goverment agencies. Browse by topic, agency, program or subject area. Search by keyword. Link to MapStats for access to state, county and major city information.
Gateway and search engine to selected science information and research results provided by U.S. government agencies.
U.S. Government Manual
Handbook providing comprehensive information on agencies of the legislative, judicial and executive branches. Title also available in print. See the Library's Voyager catalog for locations and holdings.