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Local Agencies

This guide provides online and print resources regarding El Paso County and State Agencies.

Welcome to PPLD's Local Agencies Guide!

This guide is intended as a starting place for finding information on El Paso County and Colorado State Agencies. All categories are arranged in alphabetical order. Use the tabs on the left to locate frequently recommended resources. 

The Helping Hands El Paso County Community Resources guide is a list of services available in El Paso County, and is maintained by Pikes Peak Library District Staff. Call 211 from your home phone or 955-0742 from your cell phone for resource referrals.

Having a hard time finding an agency? See below.

Keyword Searches.

This type of search looks for one or more terms located anywhere in a database or website. They are a good substitute for a subject search when you do not know the name of the agency or type of service you seek. You can conduct keyword searches in PPLD's LibGuides.

Subject Searches.

This type of search is similar to a keyword search when looking for agencies. Consider potential subjects or descriptors that may be associated with the service(s) that you seek or the name of the known agency.

Agency Searches.

Identify the agency responsible for publishing the information you want. For example - if you wanted a crop report, then you could go to the USDA website to find that data.

Statistical Search.

In a statistical search, describe in detail what data you need. Determine if you are seeking specific data that includes age, race, gender, location, or date(s).

Finding Agency Information.

  • Identify the agency that would be likely to publish the type of information you are looking for.
  • Go to the agency's website. 
  • Search the agency's website for the information you seek. Typically, agency websites have search engines, A-Z lists, and directories to help users discover their content.

Pikes Peak Library District A-Z Database List

What are Subject Guides?

  • Subject Guides are mini-websites that offer resources and library services on a specific topic or subject. 
  • Click on one of the blue tabs to the left of this page to navigate through the guide and access resources.
  • All pages are printable (see option at the bottom of this page).
  • Subject Guides are accessible at the library, or from anywhere in the world with wifi, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • You can search for information or resources in the search box at the top right of the page.