The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives maintains a collection of Kentucky state government publications. KDLA provides no-fee public access to these state publications in an impartial environment with professionally trained archivists and librarians available for assistance.
A state publication is defined as any published material, regardless of format, issued for general distribution, which documents 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.
Submitting a State Publication to KDLA
- For assistance submitting a state publication to KDLA, contact the State Records Branch Manager by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (502) 564-1703.
Finding Kentucky State Publications
- State publications in print format are made available onsite at KDLA through the
Archives Research Room
- Many state publications can be found by searching the
- The Kentucky State Publications Database has information on over 20,000 state publications from 1792 to 2005.
- Electronic state publications at KDLA are available through the
Kentucky State Digital Archives. The Kentucky State Digital Archives contains various types of electronic records, including meeting minutes of state-level boards, commissions, and legislative committees and electronic state agency publications.
- If you need assistance finding a state publication, contact the Archives Research Room at (502) 564-1770. Inquiries may be submitted by email at
Resources for State Agencies and Researchers