The Information Center is AFSCME’s library, brought to you by staff librarians in the Research & Collective Bargaining Services Department.
The Information Center is located in the Research & Collective Bargaining Services (RCBS) Department on the 6th floor of 1625 L St NW.
Any IU employee based in DC can check out books and subscribe to or browse a range of magazines and journals.
In the field? We can connect you to digital resources.
Contact us for more information.
Information Center TOOLS AND RESOURCES
Check out our books
Browse and borrow from our extensive collection of books. Just write your name and the date on the card in the back, and leave it with a librarian.
Washington Post and New York Times – full online access
We provide full online access to The Washington Post and The New York Times to all employees connected to the internet through the HQ’s network. Offsite or need an article from another source? Ask a librarian!
- New York Times: Register for an account while you are in the building logged into AFSCME’s internet. Already have an NYTimes.com account? Log in from AFSCME’s internet using your user ID and password.
- Washington Post : You do not need to register for an account, just browse the site while you are in the building logged into AFSCME’s internet.
Subscribe to magazines and journals
Sign up for magazines and journals delivered to your desk or your email inbox. Ask us for a full list of choices or to sign up. Options include:
- Popular news magazines – The Economist, The Atlantic, The Nation and more
- Labor research journals – Industrial Relations, Journal of Labor Research, Labor Studies Journal and more
- Public administration and policy periodicals – Health Affairs, Governing, Public Administration Review and more
Browse recent periodicals
You can browse recent editions of any available magazines and journals in the library stacks on the 6th floor. We also keep recent editions of the following newspapers available for browsing:
The Wall Street Journal | The New York Times | The Washington Post | The Hill | Politico
ASK A Librarian
Consult with us for your research and information needs
The Information Center consults with staff on strategies for research projects, large and small.
- We can connect you to print and digital materials about AFSCME’s history, membership and legacy.
- We can help you navigate new resources and get the most out of the ones you already have.
- We can help you learn about new topics and stay up-to-date on the issues that interest you most.
- Suffering from information overload? We have tips and tricks to help with that too.