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Through Government Information Online (GIO) you can ask government information librarians questions on almost any subject from aardvarks to zygomycosis. GIO is a free online information service supported by a number of libraries that are members of the

Submit a question to a Government Information Online Librarian. (Please note that, in most cases, you will be communicating with a librarian who does not work at your local library.)

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About Government Information Online

GIO is a free online information service supported by libraries that participate in the U.S. Government Publishing Office’s Federal Depository Library Program. Many are also official depository libraries for other types of governments and public agencies. GIO is sponsored by the Government Documents Round Table of the American Library Association.

Who is answering my question?

Government information librarians with a specialized knowledge of agency information dissemination practices — as well as expertise in how to use government information products, resources and or publications — answer all the questions submitted to GIO. These librarians are dedicated to helping users meet their government information needs.

Librarians from a number of institutions who are experts at finding information from government agencies of all levels (local, state, regional,  national international) answer all of the questions submitted to GIO:


Our Partners

The Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) of the American Library Association is a professional association of government information librarians. GODORT hosts the GIO service and recruits volunteers to manage the service.

The Government Publishing Office (GPO) is the official source for information products and services for all three branches of the United State Government. GPO provides permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through and partnerships with approximately 1,200 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program.