Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

State Publications

​​​​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-relate​d 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 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 KDLA Catalog.
  • 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

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