Maine State Government Documents
This Maine State Documents Repository marks a new era in how the Maine State Library collects, stores, and makes available state government documents to Maine citizens, researchers, and state agencies. The Maine State Documents repository, representing 21st century digital storage capabilities, is an example of modernization in government and increased transparency. Maine citizens and researchers will have the benefit of accessing important state agency publications utilizing easy 21st century search techniques (e.g. Google).
To State Agencies
State law, Title 1, Chapter 13, Section 501-A, requires agencies to deposit copies of all their publications (see law for more detail) with the Maine State Library to serve as a permanent record. Since many agencies do not keep copies of their own, this requirement ensures that these publications will always be available as public documents.
How to obtain copies of past listed publications
- Access via the new State Document repository, the State Library catalog or by visiting the publishing agency’s website
- Contact issuing state agency for your own copy (if available).
- Use/borrow from Maine State Library and designated depository libraries statewide.
Please email GovDocs.MSL@maine.gov for any past checklists. Prior to 2004 only paper copies of the checklists are available.