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Government Information

All Hampshire libraries have information on their local council, councillors and recent documents e.g. local plans and consultation documents. Larger libraries have a wider selection of material, including historic material.

The most comprehensive collection of Government publications is at Winchester Discovery Centre where you will find complete sets of Acts of Parliament in force, Government Reports, Statistical Publications and Statutory Instruments.

Foreign legislation other than European Communities law is not held, except in the form of a few legal textbooks (eg "French Company Law").

You can search for individual items in the library catalogue.
If it's not in Hampshire library stock, we can often obtain publications from other libraries or from the British Library. This is usually a charge. for this service/


When requesting a journal article, if possible, let us know title, author, journal, year, volume and pages. With whatever details you are able to supply, we will do our best to track it down. If we have to obtain it from the British Library, there is a charge.

You may also like to try Articles in the National and Regional press.
You will find this service and others available on our eResources Collection.

Public Information Online

Public Information Online contains All material from 2006/07 Parliamentary session onwards. The site is updated daily with fully searchable PDFs, available on the day of publication.
A subscription site available free of charge in all Hampshire Libraries and Discovery Centres.

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