Archives Library Information Center (ALIC)

What is ALIC?

The Archives Library Information Center (ALIC) is more than a traditional library. Recognizing that our customers no longer expect to work within the walls of a library, these pages are designed to provide NARA staff and researchers nationwide with convenient access to content beyond the physical holdings of our two traditional libraries. ALIC provides access to information on American history and government, archival administration, information management, and government documents to NARA staff, archives and records management professionals, and the general public.

Our physical library locations are in the National Archives Buildings in Washington, DC, and in College Park, MD.

Ways to Research Our Collections Online

Books Find a Book
Articles Find an Article
Question Marks Have a Question?

What's New in ALIC?

  • The latest new books list is now available. It reflects the newest additions to the Library's collection.
  • Read acknowledgments to archivists working at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) as found in various works of nonfiction on the Online Addendum to "I Wish to Acknowledge".

  • The NARA Staff Writings page has been updated.

  • The U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection from Proquest is now available on NARA computers nationwide. This searchable database contains thousands of documents and maps, from 1789 to the present.

What's New in ALIC for Genealogists?

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