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Welcome! This guide is designed to help you locate information produced by the Rhode Island Government. 

Most current state publications are freely available online.  State publications that present historical information are also available in print format at the library.   The print publications are accompanied by a call number.  The call numbers represent an in-house classification system (the Swank system), which is based on the issuing state agency preceded by the number 39, e.g. 39-E68 (39=Rhode Island, E68=Dept. of Economic Development).  State publications with such call numbers are shelved in the Government Publications area of the Library on the Lower Level.  Rhode Island State publications reference material is shelved in Government Publications Range 37. 

The box below provides some helpful resources for general Rhode Island government information The yellow tabs above present more detailed and subject specific lists of resources available in both electronic and print formats. 

If you need further assistance, please consult the Info & Research Help Desk, at (401) 874-2653 or through live chat at ​. You may also contact Deborah Mongeau the government publications subject specialist at (401) 874-4610 or

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Here are some helpful electronic resources for general information produced by the Rhode Island government.

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