Osterlin Library houses both federal and State of Michigan documents as part of government depository programs. Use government search engines to find laws, reports and statistics about the Grand Traverse region, Michigan and the United States.
Use our online catalog iLink to find government documents.
Federal Government Research
Osterlin Library has been a Federal Depository Library since 1964. The collection is especially strong in statistics and reports from the departments of Commerce (Census), Defense, Education, Health, Justice, and Labor. Items are organized by department of the US government and a system called Superintendent of Documents Classification. We also house an extensive Maps, Nautical and Geographic Resources.
Michigan Government Research
Find reports, statistics, and legal information from Michigan state agencies as well as regional information in the Michigan Document Collection.
- Federal Quick Links:
- Michigan Quick Links:
- Contact Area Legislators
- Voter Information & Election Issues
- Grand Traverse Co. Public Records
- Leelanau Co. Public Records
- Traverse City Codes & Ordinances
How do I cite a Government Document in a List of References or Work Cited Page?
- Use the library-suggested software program Noodlebib (Best to use when citing a document as part of a multi-source bibliography)