Washington State Government Information
The James E. Brooks Library's Government Publications, Maps, and Microforms (GovPubMM) department has been a full depository for Washington State government publications since 1965, receiving all materials available through the Washington State Library. In addition, many older government publications have been acquired as gifts.
Washington State publications can be located using the online library catalog, (Cattrax). Call numbers for these resources begin with Wa, and the location is listed as documents. The collection is located on the 3rd floor. Assistance with locating materials is available at the GovPubMM Reference Desk. The telephone number is (509) 963-1541.
Finding Information in WA State Government Web Sites
- Access Washington - Official site for Washington State government information. Provides links to agencies by name and/or subject.
- Find-It! Washington - Provides searching options for government information, courtesy of the Washington State Library.
- Central Regional Branch - Guide to the local government archival collection located in Ellensburg
Law & Legislation Web Sites
- Revised Code of Washington (RCW) - Current edition of the laws of Washington State.
- Washington Administrative Code (WAC) - Current Washington State agency regulations.
- SEARCH RCW, WAC, Register and/or Current Bills - Allows searching of all databases at once from 1985/86 - Present.
- Washington State Courts - Fulltext of recent decisions from Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.
- Washington State Legislature - Bills and other current legislative materials, calendars, and directories.
- Governor's Office - Links to budget and policy, boards and commissions, executive orders, etc.
- Washington Student Achievement Council - degree-granting colleges, universities legally operating in Washington.
- Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
- State Report Card
- Teacher Certification and Renewal
- Personnel Detail Report Salaries for Washington State employees, Office of Financial Management web site.
- Traffic and Travel Conditions Washington State DOT links to traffic cameras, road construction, weather, public transit, air and rail travel, ferries, bicycling, trucking, tourism and parks.
- Voting and Elections Information Current Washington State election information from the Secretary of State.
- Washington State University Cooperative Extension Ordering information and some fulltext sites for gardening and agricultural publications.