FOIA Reading Rooms

§ 271.4--Records Available for Public Inspection

(a) Types of records made available. Unless they were published promptly and made available for sale or without charge, records described in 5 USC 552(a)(2) shall be made available for inspection in an electronic format by the Committee.

(b) Reading room procedures.

(1) Information described in 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(2), such as statements of policy and records requested three or more times under § 271.5, is made available for public inspection in the Committee’s electronic reading room at, in its conventional reading room located at the Freedom of Information Office of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, or both. For security reasons, the Board requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect documents. You may do so by calling the Board’s Freedom of Information Office at (202) 452-3684.

(2) The Committee may determine that certain classes of publicly available filings shall be made available for inspection in electronic format only by the Federal Reserve Bank where those records are maintained.


(d) Privacy protection. The Committee may delete identifying details from any record to prevent a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.

FOMC Electronic Reading Room

Federal Open Market Committee information

Information about the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)
Minutes of FOMC meetings
Transcripts of FOMC meetings and conference calls
Redacted Draft 2007-2010 FOMC Meeting Transcript Excerpts (2.4 MB PDF) 
Updated Historical Forecast Errors (4/9/2014) (PDF)
FOMC memos

Conventional Reading Room

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Room M-P-500, Martin Building
20th & C Streets, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
Phone (202) 452-3684/3685
Fax (202) 872-7565

Public documents are also available from the Public Affairs Information Room, located on the Ground Floor, C Street entrance of the Eccles Building, and from Publications Services

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Last Update: January 06, 2017