The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making its library materials available through a public website: www.epa.gov/natlibra/libraries.htm . Users can locate and retrieve materials through EPA’s online collection and reference services.
As of early December 2006, more than 22,000 of 51,000 EPA documents were available through the agency’s public website, and all EPA-unique documents will be online within two years. Documents from libraries within the network that no longer have physical space were expected to be online as of January 2007.
EPA documents remain available via interlibrary loans during the digitization process. Regional offices will continue providing library services through EPA’s library network. Materials that are not EPA unique remain available through the archive at EPA headquarters or through the interlibrary loan program.