Milner Library is a congressionally designated Federal Depository Library providing free public access to government information to Illinois State University and the general public, specifically the 13th Congressional District. Milner Library is also a member of the Illinois Documents Depository Program. Together the federal and state government collections support the curricular and research needs of the University and community with up-to-date and historic resources reflecting all aspects of government activity.
Government information includes primary and secondary sources covering a wide range of subjects such as art, business, criminal justice, education, energy, environment, international relations, health, labor, laws and regulations, nutrition, and science and technology. They encompass a variety of formats including books, journals and magazines, maps, posters, and kits. The Federal Government Documents collection is located on the fourth floor of Milner Library.