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SECTION 271.4óRecords Available for Public Inspection and Copying

(a) Types of records made available. Unless they were published promptly and made available for sale or without charge, certain records shall be made available for inspection and copying at the Board's Freedom of Information Office pursuant to 5 USC 552(a)(2).

(b) Reading room procedures.

(1) Information available under this section is available for inspection and copying, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, at the Freedom of Information Office of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20551 (the pedestrian entrance is on C Street, N.W.).

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

(c) Electronic records. Information available under this section that was created on or after November 1, 1996, shall also be available on the Board's web site, found at

(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)
A Modern History of FOMC Communication: 1975–2002 (PDF)
Summary [of Issues Related to the Zero Lower Bound on Nominal Interest Rates] (PDF)
    Federal Reserve Experiences with Very Low Interest Rates: Lessons Learned (PDF)
    Overview of Japan’s Monetary Policy Responses to Deflation (PDF)
    Japanese Money Markets During Periods of Low or Zero Interest Rates (PDF)
    Effects of the Bank of Japan’s Communication Strategy at the Zero Lower Bound (PDF)
    Implications of the Health of the Japanese Banking Sector for the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy (PDF)
    Effects of the Bank of Japan’s Quantitative Easing Policy on Economic Activity (PDF)
    Japanese Fiscal Policy: A Bridge to Nowhere? (PDF)
    Effects of Very Low Policy Rates on Money Market Funds (PDF)
    Effects of Very Low Policy Rates on the Profitability of Commercial Banks and Other Financial Institutions (PDF)
    Treasury Market Functioning and the Zero Bound (PDF)
    Potential Effects of Very Low Policy Rates on Federal Funds & Other Money Markets (PDF)
    The Federal Funds Target Rate and Business and Household Borrowing Rates (PDF)
    Assessing Inflation Expectations and the Risk of Deflation (PDF)
    Purchases of Conventional SOMA Assets (PDF)
    Purchases of Longer-Term Treasury Securities (PDF)
    Purchases of Agency MBS and Debt (PDF)
    Liquidity Facilities as Policy Tools at the Zero Bound (PDF)
    Targeting Term Funding Conditions in U.S. Depository Institutions (PDF)
    Communication and Commitment Strategies at Very Low Interest Rates (PDF)
    Quantitative Analysis of Policy Alternatives Using the FRB/US Model (PDF)
Economic Effects of Large-Scale Asset Purchases (PDF)
    Economic Effects of Large-Scale Purchases of Long-term Treasury Securities and Agency Debt and MBS (PDF)
Large-Scale Asset Purchases (PDF)
    Expanding Large-Scale Asset Purchases: Effectiveness, Benefits, Risks, and Strategies (PDF)
Background Information on Issues Related to Large-Scale Asset Purchases, Inflation Expectations, and Uncertainty about the Economic Outlook (PDF)
    Optimal Paths for Large-scale Asset Purchases (PDF)
    Large-Scale Asset Purchases and Inflation Expectations in the FRB/US Model (PDF)
    Changes in Macroeconomic Uncertainty (PDF)
The Effects on Interest Rates of Federal Reserve Asset Purchases (PDF)
    A Preliminary Assessment of the Effects of the Federal Reserve's Large-Scale Asset Purchases on Interest Rates (PDF)
Attached Memos Regarding Experience with Large-Scale Asset Purchases (PDF)
    Large-Scale Asset Purchases: Recent Experience and Some Policy Considerations (PDF)
    The Recent Use of Large-Scale Asset Purchases by Foreign Central Banks (PDF)
Reinvestment Policy for Maturing SOMA Holdings (PDF)
    Reinvestment Policy for Maturing SOMA Holdings (PDF)

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

Last update: March 4, 2015