Kentucky State Publications

A state publication is defined as any published materials, regardless of format, issued for general distribution, which document agency-related functions or activities. As such, a state publication may be considered a "published record". Agencies produce these publications as a public record of their activities.

KDLA's Kentucky State Publications collection is jointly managed by the Public Records and State Library Services divisions.

    • For assistance submitting a state publication to KDLA, contact the State Records Branch Manager by email at  or by phone at 502.564.1703.  For assistance with finding a state publication, contact the Archives Research Room at 502.564.1768. Inquiries may be submitted by email at

Finding Kentucky State Publications

    • State publications in print format are made available onsite at KDLA through the Archives Research Room.
    • The KDLA Catalog allows you to limit your search results to state publications by selecting the "State Government Publications" option under "Filter Your Search".
    • The Kentucky State Publications Database has information on over 20,000 state publications from 1792 to 2005. You can search by title, agency, date and subject.
    • Electronic state publications at KDLA are available through the e-Archives. The e-Archives contains various types of electronic records, including meeting minutes of state-level boards, commissions, and legislative committees and electronic state agency publications.

Resources for State Agencies and Researchers