Ralph J. Bunche Library

The Ralph J. Bunche Library of the U.S. Department of State is the oldest Federal Government library. It was founded by the first Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson in 1789. It was dedicated to and renamed the Ralph J. Bunche Library on May 5, 1997. The Library has a large and important collection of unclassified and published information sources on foreign relations.Foreign Relations is defined broadly to include books about foreign countries; world history, especially since the American Revolution; international organizations, such as the United States and the Organization of American States; wars and international conflicts, particularly those involving the United States; espionage: treaties, treaty-making, and legal agreements between nations; American history especially as it relates to the Department of State and the conduct of diplomacy; trade relationships around the world; foreign assistance and development; information on the American government and foreign governments.

Library Services

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Arizona Law and Research Library Division

The staff of the Law and Research Library provide access to several collections. The Library’s Law Collection
is the primary legal resource for the Legislature, courts and Arizona
state agencies with historical collections of Arizona’s legislative
bills, journals, session laws, statutes, codes, judicial rules and
opinions of Arizona’s attorneys general. A major strength of this
Library is the gathering of statutes and decisions from all states of
the United States.


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Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau

The LRB’s mission is to serve the Wisconsin Legislature and the
public by providing nonpartisan legal, research, and library
services. The Bureau is committed to:

  • Delivering, to the Legislature and those designated by it, high
    quality advice and legislative drafting services in the most
    timely manner possible.
  • Offering, to the Legislature and the public, accurate, timely and
    useful information about state government and the issues before
    the Legislature.
  • Maintaining, for the Legislature and the public, a comprehensive
    and well-organized collection of library materials and state
    government documents.

About the LRB

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SC State Library services

Over the coming months, I’ll try to locate information about the study tour participant’s libraries and post tidbits to the blog.

The South Carolina State Library’s reference staff provides research
and interlibrary loan services for any work-related topic for South
Carolina state agency personnel and members of the South Carolina
General Assembly.

South Carolina State Library – Information Center for State Employees

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